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Every clause needs a subject. The subject identifies who or what the clause is about.
Subjects can be singular, plural, or compound.
A woman from my office bikes to work every day. (singular subject)
The students worked together on their project. (plural subject)
For spring break, Jason and Marquis plan to go to Chicago. (compound subject)
A simple subject is the main word or words of a subject. A complete subject is the main word or words of a subject and any words that modify the subject.
In the simple sentences below, simple subjects are underlined, and the complete subjects are green.
The man from down the street renovated his house last spring.
My mom's coworker is coming over for dinner.
Confused by the assignment, Becky approached her teacher for help.
Playing soccer, Alexandra sprained her ankle.
The only student to get a perfect score on the pretest, LeBron tutored
his classmates the entire unit.
My sister and her best friend went to the mall, but the mall was closed.
A man in a red mini-van drove into a ditch, so a tow-truck had to pull him
Confused by the assignment, Becky approached her teacher for help, and
her teacher explained the assignment again.
My sister and her best friendcould not get what they needed at the mall
because it was closed.
When a man in a red mini-van drove into a ditch, a tow-truck came to pull