Identify the subject and the predicate in these different types of simple
sentences. Circle the noun (or compound nouns) in the subject and
underline the verb (or compound verbs) in the predicate.
1. Will you go to the store with me to buy some groceries?
2. According to the nutrition magazine, watermelon and tomatoes
contain major amounts of vitamins and are good for you.
3. Because of the wind and the rain, the trees danced back and
forth, threw up their leafy arms, and sang to the sky above.
4. Don’t forget to take your vitamins in the morning with a full glass
5. The tennis ball was served across the net, hit back and forth
several times, and then dropped in the mud puddle at the
back of the court.
6. Have you brushed your teeth, combed your hair, and eaten your
7. Marianne laughed heartily, crossed her eyes like a crazy
person, and stuck her tongue out at me.
8. Place the pens, pencils, erasers, and pads of paper in the top
drawer of your desk.
9. His favourite rock group had a new CD for sale at the record
store on Main Street.
10. Didn’t she love to eat pizza, ice cream, and brownies as a little
(subject / verb)
1. you / will go
2. watermelon and tomatoes / contain and are
3. trees / danced, threw, and sang
4. you (understood) / do forget
5. ball / was served, hit, and dropped
6. you / brushed, combed, and eaten
7. Marianne / laughed, crossed, and stuck
8. you (understood) / place
9. group / had
10. she / did love