Daily Grammar

Lesson 100

Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

Both the subject and the verb can be compound. Both compound subjects and compound verbs are joined by either a co-ordinate conjunctionCo-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet.
Source: Lesson 76
or a correlative conjunctionCorrelative conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. The correlative conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.
Source: Lesson 80
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Example: The bell and siren rang and rang.

Instructions: Find the subject, verb, and conjunctions in these sentences.

1. The boys and the girls ran and played in the field.

The boys and the girls ran and played in the field.

2. She and I stopped and stared at the sight.

She and I stopped and stared at the sight.

3. Both the team and the coach jumped up and yelled with the last out.

Both the team and the coach jumped up and yelled with the last out.

4. Jeff, Jed, and Jim will be in school or will be home in bed.

Jeff, Jed, and Jim will be in school or will be home in bed.

5. Where have Jay and Eric been swimming and hiking?

Where have Jay and Eric been swimming and hiking?

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