Ch 6: NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Subject & Predicate

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and take practice quizzes to brush up on the correct uses of subject and predicate in sentences. These tools will prepare you for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills Writing test.

NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Subject & Predicate - Chapter Summary

Use our learning resources to study for multiple-choice grammar questions on the NES Writing exam. You'll also improve your writing ability for the constructed response. This chapter covers all the information you'll need to know about subject and predicate, including:

  • Recognizing a sentence subject
  • Simple predicates
  • Complete predicates
  • Compound subjects

You won't need a lot of time to catch up on subject and predicate - each video lesson is between five and ten minutes long! Follow along with lesson transcripts, or use them to skim through the material before or after viewing the lessons. Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to get an idea of the types of questions you'll be facing on the NES exam.

NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Subject & Predicate Objectives

Prospective teachers in some states are required to pass the NES Writing exam in order to obtain licensure. The test consists of one written response, worth 25% of your score, and 36 multiple-choice questions, worth 75%. While this chapter is designed to prepare you for questions found in the conventions of Standard Written English and sentence formation subareas of the exam, it will also help you to demonstrate competency in grammar usage in your essay response.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Subject & Predicate
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

1. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

Don't pass over this lesson! You may think you know how to find subjects and verbs in a sentence, but picking them out can be harder than you think. Identifying subjects and verbs is the first step to unlocking nearly everything else about English composition.

What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples

2. What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples

A predicate is a necessary component of each sentence, so it's important to know what one is and how to identify one. This lesson goes over the basics of predicates as well as how knowing about them can help answer other grammatical questions.

What is a Simple Predicate? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Simple Predicate? - Definition & Examples

Learning about how all the parts of a sentence work together can help you to avoid sentence errors like fragments and run-ons. Read on to discover what a simple predicate is and how it can help you write complete sentences!

Compound Subject: Definition & Examples

4. Compound Subject: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we study the compound subject construction, a writing technique whereby multiple subjects are assigned responsibility for a common action.

What is a Complete Predicate? - Definition & Examples

5. What is a Complete Predicate? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will review what makes a sentence complete. Then, we will look closer at the two main parts of a sentence. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to identify the complete subject and the complete predicate of any sentence.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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