Complete Subject to Simple Subject When a subject consists of more than one word, the main word (noun) is the simple subject.
What is the Difference? • Complete Subject v Simple Subject: – The United States Army is helping to keep us safe. • Complete Subject: The United States Army • Simple Subject: Army – “The United States” are words that describe the Army. – The red baseball team won the game. • Complete Subject: The red baseball team • Simple Subject: team – “The red baseball” are words that describe the team.
What is the Difference? • Complete Subject v. Simple Subject: – Did your best friend read The Hunger Games? • Complete Subject: best friend • Simple Subject: friend – “Best” is a word that describes the friend – Over there, librarian Rachel Fritz is reshelving biographies. • Complete Subject: librarian Rachel Fritz • Simple Subject: Rachel Fritz
What is the Difference? • Complete Subject v Simple Subject – The funny Christopher Paul Curtis wrote Bud, Not Buddy. • Complete Subject: The funny Christopher Paul Curtis • Simple Subject: Christopher Paul Curtis – In this house, the family motto is, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. ” • Complete Subject: The family motto • Simple Subject: motto
Now it is your turn!!! • Compose 10 sentences on a separate sheet of paper. – Underline the “Complete Subject” – Circle the “Simple Subject”