To make any kind of beverage, you need one essential element: water. You can choose mangoes, cherries or pineapple to add to the water, but the water is always essential.
The same thing goes for tea, coffee or alcoholic beverages – water is always an essential element.
In the same way, there are two parts of speech which are essential to making a sentence.
Can you guess what they are?
- The noun – which is the most important part of the subject.
- The verb – which is the most important part of the predicate.
Aside from rare exceptions, such as “yes” and “no,” and exclamatory expressions, can you try making a sentence without a noun and a verb?
Sometimes, the subject is understood, such as.
Go! (You go!”)
And sometimes, the verb is understand, such as:
I (I will go.)
But most of the time, a noun and verb are present in a sentence.
The subject: what we talk about.
The verb: what we say about the subject.
The noun: the essential part of the subject.
The verb: the essential part of the predicate.
Can you create a “subject” without using a noun? No!
Can you create a predicate without using a verb? No!
Subject and predicate are trademarks of a sentence.
The noun is essential to every subject, and the verb is essential to every predicate.