The Predicate in English and Albanian Grammar Books


  • Suzana Samarxhiu


In almost all traditional and modern grammar books, it is admitted that simple sentence has two obligatory elements, its subject and predicate, which are named in different terms. On most occasions it is observed that the notion of the subject and predicate is known with other terms as topic- focus by Hokiti or theme-rheme by representatives of School of Pague. Representatives of Functional grammar are based on this approach as well. Certainly, these terms do not match with subject and predicate as a syntactic category of the language. Definitions of the subject and predicate often encounter problems, because the sentence contains not only obligatory elements it contains other optional elements as well.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n3s1p637


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Samarxhiu, S. (2015). The Predicate in English and Albanian Grammar Books. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 4(3 S1), 637. Retrieved from