Complete & Simple Subjects

Recognize complete and simple subjects

Every sentence must have a subject and predicate. The subject of a sentence is sometimes made up of several words which describe it in greater detail than a single word would. This is called a complete subject. If you strip down the complete subject to its simplest noun, then you have the simple subject. If extra descriptive information is not given for the subject, then the complete and simple subjects are the same. This worksheet gives students practice in identifying both the complete and simple subjects of a sentence.