Daily Grammar

Lesson 99

Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

The subject of the sentence can also be compound. A compound subject is 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.

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

1. Barbara, Ann, and Jeanne came home for the holidays.

Barbara, Ann, and Jeanne came home for the holidays.

2. Either Jim or Jeff will move to the new apartment.

Either Jim or Jeff will move to the new apartment.

3. Both Pam and her husband love the new baby.

Both Pam and her husband love the new baby.

4. You, Joe, and I are in the new play.

You, Joe, and I are in the new play.

5. Mom or Dad will be gone by morning.

Mom or Dad will be gone by morning.

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