Compound Subject Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A compound subject is when two or more subjects are connected by a ____.

    • A.

      Connecting verb

    • B.

      Duct tape

    • C.

      Super glue

    • D.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    D. Conjunction
    Explanation
    A compound subject is formed when two or more subjects are connected by a conjunction in a sentence. This construction allows multiple subjects to share the same verb. Identifying compound subjects is crucial in understanding sentence structure and ensuring subject-verb agreement. Conjunctions like "and," "or," and "but" are common connectors in compound subjects, emphasizing the collaborative nature of the subjects in conveying meaning.

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  • 2. 

    What is the compound subject in the following sentence?"Mortimer and Macallister hopped over the fence and ate some chili.

    • A.

      Mortimer

    • B.

      Hopped over

    • C.

      Mortimer and Macallister

    • D.

      Fence and ate some chili

    Correct Answer
    C. Mortimer and Macallister
    Explanation
    The compound subject in the sentence is "Mortimer and Macallister." This is because the sentence is talking about two individuals, Mortimer and Macallister, who performed the action of hopping over the fence and eating some chili.

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  • 3. 

    The following word(s) could be a compound subject:"A flock of birds"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The word "flock" is a collective noun, which refers to a group of birds. In this case, "flock" is the subject of the sentence, not "birds." Therefore, "A flock of birds" is not a compound subject.

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  • 4. 

    Compound subjects are ____ subject(s)  connected by a ____.

    • A.

      One;Connecting verb

    • B.

      Two or more; Connecting verb

    • C.

      One; Conjunction

    • D.

      Two or more; Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    D. Two or more; Conjunction
    Explanation
    Compound subjects are two or more subjects connected by a conjunction. A compound subject is formed when two or more subjects are joined together with a coordinating conjunction such as "and", "or", or "but". This conjunction connects the subjects, indicating that they are both part of the subject of the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    What is the compound subject in the following sentence:"Obama and his dog went for a walk last Saturday."

    Correct Answer
    Obama and his dog
    Explanation
    The compound subject in the given sentence is "Obama and his dog." A compound subject is formed when two or more subjects share the same verb in a sentence. In this case, both "Obama" and "his dog" are the subjects of the verb "went." Therefore, "Obama and his dog" is the compound subject in the sentence.

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