Pillars (Subject and predicate)


Grammar — Advanced Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

  1. A pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression. What is the subject ?

  2. In ancient Egyptian architecture as early as 2600 BC, the architect Imhotep made use of stone columns whose surface was carved to reflect the organic form of bundled reeds. What is the subject ?

  3. Carved from stone, the columns were highly decorated with carved and painted hieroglyphs, texts, ritual imagery and natural motifs. What is the predicate?

  4. Being made of wood these early columns have not survived, but their stone bases have. What is the predicate?

  5. Modern columns may be constructed out of steel, poured or precast concrete, or brick, left bare or clad in an architectural covering, or veneer. What is the subject?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Where do you usually see columns /pillars? How do they look like?

  2. Does your house contain some pillars? if yes, which part of the house?

  3. If you were to design a building, how would the facade look like? Why?


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