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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 2 months ago

Read the sentence. Physics teacher A. A. Michelson measured the speed of light in 1878. Which word or phrase is the complete predicate?

A. in 1878

B. physics teacher A. A. Michelson

C. measured the speed of light in 1878

D. the speed of light

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    C. measured the speed of light in 1878 ( verb is in here)

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  • 2 months ago

    The sentence is incorrectly written.  Firstly there is two "adjectival phrases" that are not surrounded by commas.  Secondly there is no complete noun for the subject.  The predicate must contain a verb.  Something is DONE.

    The corrected sentence is "A physics teacher, A.A. Michelson, measured the speed of light, in 1878.

    Subject  " A physics teacher"

    Adjectival phrase "  A.A. Michelson"  ( qualifies WHICH teacher ie makes a finer definition of the subject)

    Predicate.  "Measured the speed of light" ( that is what he did )

    Adjectival phrase "in 1878" ( qualifies WHEN the task was done ie makes a finer definition over WHAT was done )

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