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Grade 4 - English Language Compound Predicates

 A compound predicate is a predicate with two parts joined by the word and or another conjunction. Compound predicates share the same subject. Example: Jan jumped on her bike. Jan rode around the block. Jan jumped on her bike and rode around the block. The compound predicate is 'jumped on her bike and rode around the block.' The subject in both the sentences is Jan. Directions: Combine each pair of sentences into one sentence using a compound predicate. Write ten more example sentences using compound predicates. As a homework, read a book and find sentences containing compound predicates. Write the original sentences and also convert them into sentences with simple predicates.
 Q 1: DW loves apples. DW loves bananas.DW loves apples and bananas.DW loves apples and DW loves bananas. Q 2: Sally picked a bouquet of flowers. Sally put the flowers in a vase.Sally picked a bouquet of flowers and Sally put it in a vase.Sally picked a bouquet of flowers and put it in a vase. Q 3: Bob grabbed the ball. Bob threw the ball.Bob grabbed and threw the ball.Bob grabbed the ball and Bob threw the ball. Q 4: CJ built a model car. He painted the model car bright red.CJ built a model car and painted it bright red.CJ built a model car and he painted the model car bright red. Q 5: Jack opened the book. He began to read it quietly.Jack opened the book and he began to read it quietly.Jack opened the book and began to read it quietly. Q 6: Dan picked up the bat. Dan hit the ball.Dan picked up the bat and Dan hit the ball.Dan picked up the bat and hit the ball. Question 7: This question is available to subscribers only! Question 8: This question is available to subscribers only!