The predicate of a sentence expresses the state of the subject or the action thatthe subject performs. The predicate includes theverb or verb phrase and anyobjects (direct or indirect)or modifiers that follow it. Every sentence musthave a predicate.
Makers of beer and soft-drink containers in the U.S. produce 300million aluminum beverage cans a day.
--William Hostold and John Duncan, "The Aluminum Beverage Can," Scientific American
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