What is the subject and predicate in the sentence "What time is the meeting?"

I think subject here is "the meeting" and predicate "what time is". Is that correct?

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This is a question. To understand the structure, you can replace the question with the corresponding statement

What time is the meeting? → The meeting is {what time}

Where {what time} would be replaced by an expression (such as a preposition phrase or an adverb) giving the time.

In this "canonical" form you can see that the subject is "The meeting" and the predicate is "is {what time}". In general predicates in questions are not written with the verb in initial position, and may be split up: "Why did you play chess on the bus?" Subject "you", Predicate "did play chess on the bus why" (but not in that order).

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