Complete and Simple Subjects Worksheets
About These 15 Worksheets
So, you know when you’re speaking or writing, and you have to mention who or what the sentence is about? That’s what we call the “subject” of the sentence. It’s like the main character in the story that sentence is telling.
Now, let’s talk about complete and simple subjects, like your favorite movie characters. Imagine Harry Potter. When you say, “Harry Potter,” that’s like a simple subject. But when you say, “The boy wizard with a lightning-shaped scar, Harry Potter,” that’s like a complete subject. The simple subject is just the main noun or pronoun (Harry Potter), while the complete subject includes all the words that describe or modify that main noun (The boy wizard with a lightning-shaped scar, Harry Potter).
Now, let’s bring this back to English class and your worksheets. Complete and Simple Subjects Worksheets are tools that teachers use to help you understand the difference between these two kinds of subjects. They often contain sentences where you have to identify the simple and complete subject.
So, let’s take an example sentence: “The fast and furious rabbit sprinted across the field.” If you were working on this sentence in your Complete and Simple Subjects Worksheet, you’d be asked to find both types of subjects. The simple subject here is “rabbit” – that’s the main character of our little sentence story. The complete subject is “The fast and furious rabbit” – that’s the rabbit plus all the words that help us understand more about it.
Worksheets like these are really helpful because they give you practice. The more sentences you work with, the better you get at identifying the subjects quickly and accurately. And this isn’t just about doing well in class. Being able to pick out the subject of a sentence helps you understand what you’re reading or listening to. Plus, when you’re writing or speaking, it helps you express your ideas more clearly.
The subject of a sentence is the noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that typically performs the action or is the main focus of the sentence. The subject is usually located before the verb and answers the question “who” or “what” the sentence is about.
What is the Difference Between Simple and Complete Subjects?
The simple subject is the main word or word group in the complete subject. It’s typically a noun or a pronoun that the sentence is “about”. It doesn’t include any of the modifiers or additional details associated with it.
“Dogs are loyal pets.” (Simple subject is “Dogs”)
“The small, nervous kitten hid under the bed.” (Simple subject is “kitten”)
“A group of excited children were playing in the park.” (Simple subject is “group”)
The complete subject includes the simple subject and all the words that modify or describe it. It can include adjectives, article adjectives (a, an, the), and other words or phrases that provide additional information about the simple subject.
“Dogs are loyal pets.” (Complete subject is “Dogs”)
“The small, nervous kitten hid under the bed.” (Complete subject is “The small, nervous kitten”)
“A group of excited children were playing in the park.” (Complete subject is “A group of excited children”)