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Simple, Complete, and Compound Subjects and Predicates

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What is the subject of a sentence?
The subject is what (or whom) the sentence is about.
What is the predicate of a sentence?
The predicate tells something about the subject.
What is the simple subject?
The simple subject is the main word in the complete subject.
What is the simple predicate?
The simple predicate is the verb or verb phrase in the sentence.
What is a complete subject?
A complete subject contains all of the words that help to identify the main person, place, thing, or idea (noun) in the sentence.
Every complete sentence needs what two parts?
A complete sentence requires a subject and a predicate.
What is a compound subject?
Compound subjects are two or more subjects that share the same verb.
What is a compound predicate?
Compound predicates are two or more verbs that share the same subject.
What is a compound complex sentence?
Complex compound sentences include compound subjects and compound predicates.
What additional part of speech is needed to make a compound subject or a compound predicate?
You need a conjunction.
What is the compound subject in the following sentence? Juan and Julian worked so hard on their project
Juan and Julian
What is the simple subject in the following sentence?
A large number of swimmers competed in the race this year.
swimmers
What is the simple predicate in the following sentence?
Arnold never speaks to unfriendly polar bears.
speaks
What is the complete subject in the following sentence?
The tiny sea turtles turned instinctively toward the ocean.
The tiny sea turtles
What is the complete predicate in the following sentence?
This eight-legged pest is related to the tick and the spider.
is related to the tick and the spider
What is the compound predicate in the following sentence?
We went to the store and bought candy.
went to the store and bought candy
What is the compound predicate in the following sentence?
The laughing girls jumped into the stream and ran through the water.
jumped into the stream and ran through the water.
Does the following sentence contain a compound subject, a compound predicate, or neither?
Within a week, the detective had checked with several of the witnesses.
neither
Does the following sentence contain a compound subject, a compound predicate, or neither?
Some boys and girls rode their bikes along a path.
compound subject
Does the following sentence contain a compound subject, a compound predicate, or neither?
He or she could tell you.
compound subject