What Is A Simple Predicate And A Compound Predicate?

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A simple predicate has one verb; a compound predicate has 2 or more verbs separated by a conjunction.  Simple Predicate is underlined: My mother cooked supper. (cooked is the verb)  Compound Predicate is underlined: My mother cooked supper and served it to us. (cooked and served are the verbs; "and" is the conjunction.
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The predicate is the part of the sentence that usually starts with the verb and the words that follow.

For example: "My mother (bought chocolate ice cream.)" Everything in parentheses is the simple predicate.

A compound predicate has at least two verbs: "I (went to the store and bought ice cream.)" Went and bought are both verbs, so they form the compound predicate.

Simple usually means one, and compound means you're looking for two or more.

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