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

About This Chapter

Watch this chapter's engaging video lessons to review how to identify subjects and predicates in sentences. The lessons and quizzes help you prepare for the grammar-related questions you may see on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing test.

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

To help you prepare for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing subtest, the lessons in this chapter contain short videos and transcripts to refresh your knowledge about subjects and predicates. By the time you make your way through all the videos, you will have reviewed the following grammar topics:

  • Locating the subject in a sentence
  • Identifying a sentence's predicate
  • Distinguishing between simple and complete predicates
  • Using conjunctions to link compound subjects

The instructors provide techniques and examples to help you understand these sentence components. Along with watching the videos, you can complete self-assessment quizzes that follow a format similar to that found on the NMTA writing subtest.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Subject & Predicate Chapter Objectives

The subject and predicate lessons in this chapter can help you get ready for questions involving grammar, which do appear on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing subtest. This test, which is required of early childhood and K-12 teachers seeking initial licensure in New Mexico, assesses your knowledge of English grammar rules and mechanics in addition to correct sentence formation.

There are 36 multiple-choice questions, which comprise 75% of your score on the subtest. You'll be asked to identify errors in sentences and edit them. There are also writing questions that examine your comprehension of thesis statements, supporting details, points-of-view, effective transitions and more. Accounting for the remaining 25% of your score is the writing assignment portion, which requires you to complete an essay on an assigned topic.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: NMTA 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!

What is a Complete Predicate? - Definition & Examples

4. 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.

Compound Subject: Definition & Examples

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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