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hello grammarians hello Paige hi David so today we're going to talk about identifying subjects and predicates and in order to do that we shall begin with a sentence Paige would read me the sentence please I bought a crate of goblin hats Thank You Paige so Paige do you think that's like hats for goblins or has to make you look like a goblin um well I bought it so I can say that it is both so we could go either way it's what you're saying oh yeah so a sentence is kind of like a car it's got a lot of different parts right like an engine or wheels or a body whatever ascendance is very much the same way and you can divide up a sentence into parts and so today we're going to be dividing up the sentence into subject and predicate Paige what is the subject of a sentence so the subject is a noun or a pronoun that is doing the action in the sentence or performing the verb what does that mean to perform a verb right so a verb isn't always an action right that's why I wanted to clarify because you can say like I am happy and am is a verb but that's not like an action that I'm doing right you can't just actively am right but in this sentence I am happy the subject I is performing the verb to be or am right gotcha what is a predicate so a predicate is kind of all of the rest of the sentence that isn't the subject so what it really is is like the verb and all of its all of the parts that are related to the verb yeah bourbon it spells that's good so let's apply that approach to goblin hat sentence hmm so okay so I'm looking for a noun or pronoun that performs a verb in the sentence well I found the verb and the verb is bought who's doing the buying I am so our subject is I yeah and then predicate is basically everything else right so it's bought what did I buy a crate of goblin hats right so you can see that a creative goblin hats is also a noun right but it's not doing anything in the sentence I am buying so just because there's a noun just because there's another noun in the sentence like crate or goblin hats doesn't necessarily mean that it's subject right so you have to look for the thing that is performing the verb exactly so I think page I think that covers everything except exactly what a goblin hat is but we can talk about that some other time yeah so that's identifying subjects and predicates you can learn anything David out page out