Can you help me in locating the subject and the predicative verb of this dependent clause?

when you read a lot and expose yourself to different types of writing

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  • Read and expose is the predicative verb here. – Usernew Sep 28 '15 at 14:13

You is the subject; there are two predicates, conjoined with and, which are headed by read and expose.

  • If it has a subject and a predicate, then why it is still called a dependent clause? because of "when"? – Usernew Sep 28 '15 at 14:26
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    @Usernew That's exactly right. It is called "dependent" because it "hangs off" a main clause, and when is the hook that it hangs on. – StoneyB Sep 28 '15 at 16:13

As Usernew says, the subject is "you". The predicate verb phrase is a conjunction of two verb phrases. The structure is:

[S [NP you] [VP [VP read a lot] and [VP expose yourself to different tupes of writing] ] ]

Strictly speaking, there is no "predicative verb".

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