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Understanding predicates is crucial for grasping the structure of sentences, which aids in tackling more complex grammatical constructions and enhancing sentence correction skills for the GRE exam.
  • Predicates include the verb and everything that modifies the verb, such as adverbs and adverbial phrases.
  • The distinction between transitive and intransitive verbs is important, as it affects the structure of the predicate.
  • Understanding how to efficiently handle repeated predicates in a sentence can significantly improve sentence correction responses.
  • Infinitives, participles, and gerunds, when combined with other elements of a predicate, form phrases that are key to sentence construction.
  • The use of 'do so' or 'did so' can eliminate redundancy by replacing a repeated predicate.
Introduction to Predicates
Transitive vs. Intransitive Verbs
Reducing Redundancy in Sentences

Here's a video lesson on adverbial phrase & clauses.

Here's a video lesson on transitive & intransitive verbs.

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