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Object Clauses‏‎ in English Grammar

In general when we look at an English sentence to see who is doing what to whom (grammatically speaking), we can say that the subject does something to the object:
{subject} + does something to + {object}
Jesse Owens + won + 4 gold medals.
I + believe + your sister.
The objects in these two examples above are two noun phrases‏‎: 4 gold medals and your sister…

Predicates in English Grammar

Most sentences‏‎ have a subject; the Predicate is the rest of the sentence which tells us about that subject.

In these examples, the subject of the sentence is Plato and the predicate is highlighted bold.
Plato thought.
Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher.
Plato is the name of my dog.
As you can see, predicates can be a single word‏‎ or a phrase‏‎. In most cases the predicate follows…