➲ The complete subject
(the noun or pronoun that performs the action)
contains all the words that help to identify the main person, place,
thing, or idea in the sentence.
The complete subject in each sentence is italicized.
Many teachers and two principals from our school attended the musical
Giraffes and monkeys in the local zoo captured the childrenís interest
This novelís last few chapters are replete with great sensory language.
➲ The simple subject is the main word within the complete subject.
The simple subject is italicized in each of these sentences.
This taco from the local store was quite tasty.
Some people never cease to amaze me.
These two swimmers graduated from the same high school.
Around the corner is the local theater.
Hungry Hungry Puffin
Yum, anchovies. Actually, this generous puffin meal is made up of sand lances, little fish commonly found in the North Pacific and North Atlantic. Sand lances and other forage fish are critical to the survival of seabirds like this puffin. According to new research published Dec. 23 in the journal Science, seabirds need about a third of the fish in the sea to maintain their current lifestyles. That information is important because it gives researchers a sense of how much overfishing will affect animals that depend on the ocean for dinner.