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Exercises

1: Determine whether the predicates in the following sentences are simple, complete, or compound.

The computer crashed.

  1. Simple

  2. Complete

  3. Compound

The workers left quietly.

  1. Simple

  2. Complete

  3. Compound

Jack walked quickly to work.

  1. Simple

  2. Complete

  3. Compound

The coordinator typed and talked at the same time.

  1. Simple

  2. Complete

  3. Compound

The company’s director presented the award.

  1. Simple

  2. Complete

  3. Compound

2: Identify the simple subjects and predicates.

While we were waiting, the usher announced the show was canceled.

Subject: usher

Predicate: announced

The singer at the wedding, who was so highly recommended, sounded awful.

Subject: singer

Predicate: sounded

At the end of the last song, the audience stood and applauded.

Subject: audience

Predicate: stood, applauded

Hearing the train approaching, the crowd moved closer to the edge of the platform.

Subject: crowd

Predicate: moved




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