ā˛² 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 children’s interest
This novel’s last few chapters are replete with great sensory language.
ā˛² 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.