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Simple, Compound, Complete Subjects and Predicates

Identify the simple, complete, or compound subjects and simple, complete or compound predicates in these sentences.
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What is the simple subject:
Twiggy ate the mouse.
Twiggy
What is the simple predicate:
Twiggy ate the mouse.
ate
What is the simple subject:
When Twiggy was three, she had a short tail.
she
What is the simple predicate:
When Twiggy was three, she had a short tail.
had
What is the complete subject:
While Twiggy sat on the porch, a giant fluffy ugly squirrel ran right in front of her face.
a giant fluffy ugly squirrel
What is the complete predicate:
While Twiggy sat on the porch, a giant fluffy ugly squirrel ran right in front of her face.
ran right in front of her face
What is the complete subject:
The gallant Mr. Hepworth proposed to Ms. Czapski, and now they are Mr. and Mrs. Hepworth.
The gallant Mr. Hepworth/
now they
What is the complete predicate:
The gallant Mr. Hepworth proposed to Ms. Czapski, and now they are Mr. and Mrs. Hepworth.
proposed to Ms. Czapski/
are Mr. and Mrs. Hepworth.
What is the simple subject:
The loud blue jay was afraid of Twiggy the beastly cat.
jay
What is the complete predicate:
Twiggy lays on the couch like a princess with her paws folded neatly under her chunky body.
lays on the couch like a princess with her paws folded neatly under her chunky body.
What is the complete subject:
Pink lemonade makes me happy.
Pink lemonade
What is the complete subject:
Twiggy's front paws were covered in mud when she walked outside.
Twiggy's front paws
What is the simple predicate:
Twiggy's front paws were covered in mud when she walked outside.
were covered
Where should the line go to separate the complete subject and predicate:
If I do not get to see Twiggy and my students every day, I will be very sad.
I / will
Where should the line go to separate the complete subject and predicate:
My favorite shows, The Office and America's Next Top Model, always compete for my attention after school.
Model / always
Where should the line go to separate the complete subject and predicate:
Every summer, Twiggy, my white and grey cat, loves to frolic in the bright green grass.
cat / love
What is the simple subject:
Twiggy's twitching ears pick up mysterious sounds that humans cannot hear.
ears
What is the simple predicate:
With fur that is softer than velvet, my cat is lovely to pet.
is
Where should the line go to separate the complete subject and predicate:
At 9 p.m. every night, like clockwork, Twiggy demands her soft food.
Twiggy / demands
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