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Sentences with a Subject-Predicate Phrase as the Predicate

These sentences use a subject-predicate phrase as the predicate. For instance,
 
我身体不好。(He is ill.) (The pronounis the subject and the subject-predicate phrase 身体不好 is the subject.)
 
这个运动员水平很高。(The athlete has a high level of skill.) (这个运动员 is the subject and the subject-predicate phrase 水平很高 is the subject.)
 
Subjectless Sentences
Subjectless sentences do not have a subject section. In this type of sentence there is either no clear subject or the subject does not need to be articulated. For instance,
 
下雨了。 (It's raining.) (No need to articulate as the subject.)
 
放学了。(School is out.) (No subject is needed.)
 
结账。(Check, please.) (No need to use as the subject.)