Practice in Identifying Compound Subjects

An Identification Exercise

jumbled writing
(D Sharon Pruitt/Pink Sherbet Photography/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0)

A compound subject contains two or more simple subjects that are joined by a conjunction and that share the same predicate. In this exercise, you will practice identifying compound subjects.

Practice Sentences

Only some of the sentences below contain compound subjects. If the sentence does contain a compound subject, identify each of the parts. If the sentence doesn't contain a compound subject, simply write none.

  1. White-tailed deer and raccoons are commonly seen near the lake.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King are two of my heroes.
  3. Last Sunday we walked through the park.
  4. Last Sunday Ramona and I walked through the park and then down the road to my house.
  5. The chirping birds and the droning insects were the only sounds we heard in the woods.
  6. The tallest girl and the shortest boy ended up dancing together at the prom.
  7. Each morning after the bell rang at school, the children would stand up to say the Pledge of Allegiance and a short prayer.
  8. In the 1980s, Milka Planinc of Yugoslavia and Mary Eugenia Charles of Dominica became the first women prime ministers of their countries.
  9. Both the villagers and the rural teachers worked together to build the reservoir.
  10. The lifestyles of the Native Americans and the European settlers were diametrically opposed to each other from the very beginning.
  11. Throughout the 19th century, London and Paris were the world's two leading financial centers.
  1. At night in the dense forest, the rustling of leaves and the soft whisper of the wind were the only sounds that could be heard.
  2. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night sailed off in a wooden shoe.
  3. The major metropolitan areas of Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore are the favorite destinations of American tourists in India.
  1. Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing are just three Chinese cities with populations that are comparable to all of Australia.

Answers to Practice Sentences

  1. White-tailed deer and raccoons are commonly seen near the lake.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King are two of my heroes.
  3. (none)
  4. Last Sunday Ramona and I walked through the park and then down the road to my house.
  5. The chirping birds and the droning insects were the only sounds we heard in the woods.
  6. The tallest girl and the shortest boy ended up dancing together at the prom.
  1. (none)
  2. In the 1980s, Milka Planinc of Yugoslavia and Mary Eugenia Charles of Dominica became the first women prime ministers of their countries.
  3. Both the villagers and the rural teachers worked together to build the reservoir.
  4. (none)
  5. Throughout the 19th century, London and Paris were the world's two leading financial centers.
  6. At night in the dense forest, the rustling of leaves and the soft whisper of the wind were the only sounds that could be heard.
  7. WynkenBlynken, and Nod one night sailed off in a wooden shoe.
  8. (none)
  9. GuangzhouShanghai, and Beijing are just three Chinese cities with populations that are comparable to all of Australia.
Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Nordquist, Richard. "Practice in Identifying Compound Subjects." ThoughtCo, Apr. 27, 2017, thoughtco.com/practice-in-identifying-compound-subjects-1692407. Nordquist, Richard. (2017, April 27). Practice in Identifying Compound Subjects. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/practice-in-identifying-compound-subjects-1692407 Nordquist, Richard. "Practice in Identifying Compound Subjects." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/practice-in-identifying-compound-subjects-1692407 (accessed December 18, 2017).