Subject and Predicate Worksheet for Class 4

Every sentence has a subject and a predicate.

The subject denotes the person or thing that performs the action mentioned in the sentence.

Study the example given below.

Mukesh is writing a story.

Who performs the action (writing) here? Mukesh

So, Mukesh is the subject.

The predicate tells us something about the subject.

The subject can be a single word.

Fire burns. (Here the subject consists of just one word – fire)

Heat expands bodies.

The subject can also consist of several words.

The pretty girl was wearing a red frock.

Here the subject consists of three words – the pretty girl.

Generally speaking, the predicate consists of all the words that are not a part of the subject. The verb (a word denoting action) is the most important word in the predicate.

Exercise

Underline the subject in the following sentences.

1. Rohan has a nice collection of marbles.

2. She is knitting a sweater.

3. Mother is going to the temple.

4. The child is waiting for his father.

5. The dog took the ball of thread away.

6. The lion was hungry.

7. The mother and the daughter were happy to hear the news.

8. Shyam and Ram have been selected.

9. You and he should leave this place at once.

10. The poor man had nothing to eat.

Answers

1. Rohan has a nice collection of marbles.

2. She is knitting a sweater.

3. Mother is going to the temple.

4. The child is waiting for his father.

5. The dog took the ball of wool away.

6. The lion was hungry.

7. The mother and the daughter were happy to hear the news.

8. Shyam and Ram have been selected.

9. You and he should leave this place at once.

10. The poor man had nothing to eat.

Notes

In the above sentences, the words that are not underlined form the predicate.

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