Compound Subject: Definition & Examples


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What is the purpose of a compound subject in a sentence?

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1. In writing, what kind of word is used to connect the subjects in a compound subject?

2. Whenever there are _______subjects involved in an action, compound subjects are used.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The compound subject is an important concept in grammar. This quiz/worksheet will test you on its purpose and how it's used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the functions, components and principles of:

  • What word connects two subjects
  • The purpose of a compound subject
  • Sentence constructions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the constructions appropriate for different types of sentences and their subjects
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose and components of compound subjects
  • Making connections - use your understanding of compound subjects as they apply to different grammatical situations

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of compound subjects, review the accompanying lesson called Compound Subject: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define subject and predicate and understand their function in sentences
  • Know how compound subjects are formed and understand their function
  • Understand the and construction
  • Understand the neither...nor construction