➲ The complete subject
(the noun or pronoun that performs the action)
contains all the words that help to identify the main person, place,
thing, or idea in the sentence.
The complete subject in each sentence is italicized.
Many teachers and two principals from our school attended the musical
Giraffes and monkeys in the local zoo captured the childrenís interest
This novelís last few chapters are replete with great sensory language.
➲ The simple subject is the main word within the complete subject.
The simple subject is italicized in each of these sentences.
This taco from the local store was quite tasty.
Some people never cease to amaze me.
These two swimmers graduated from the same high school.
Around the corner is the local theater.
Strange Natural Wonders of the World
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A large submarine vertical cave measuring 984 feet in diameter and 407 feet deep, the Great Blue Hole (also known as Lighthouse Reef) is believed to be the largest of its kind. Made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world, the site draws divers from all over.