I was doing an exercise from my grammar book where one has to identify the subject and the predicate when I stumbled across the following sentence.
A barking sound the shepherd hears.
Now I know that 'the shepherd' is the subject but I am not able to identify predicate. My book says that the predicate is 'A barking sound... hears'. But I am not entirely convinced of the above answer because I think that the predicate is supposed to a phrase.
My guess is that both 'A barking sound' and 'hears' are the predicates of the given sentence.
Does anyone know whether or not a sentence can have multiple predicates.