Mastering Basics: Simple Subject And Simple Predicate Quiz

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Take the "Mastering Basics: Simple Subject and Simple Predicate Quiz" to understand the building blocks of sentences, focusing on the essential components of the subject and predicate. Challenge yourself with questions designed to test your knowledge of identifying the simplest elements within sentences.

This quiz provides an engaging exploration of the basics. Navigate through sentences, unraveling the core subjects and predicates with precision. From recognizing the key elements of a sentence to mastering the art of identifying subjects and predicates in various contexts, each question is a step toward grammatical proficiency.

Click to embark on the "Simple Subject and Simple Read morePredicate" Quiz adventure, where simplicity in language becomes a mastery of understanding. Let the quiz be your guide to mastering the basics of simple subjects and predicates, paving the way for a solid foundation in grammatical knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. Four young soldiers led the troops into battle.

    Explanation
    The simple subject of the sentence is "soldiers" because it is the main noun that the sentence is about. The sentence is stating that the soldiers led the troops into battle.

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  • 2. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. Two beautiful goldfish in the pond were eating the insects on the top of the water.

    Explanation
    The simple subject of the sentence is "goldfish" because it is the noun that the sentence is primarily about. The sentence is describing what the goldfish were doing in the pond.

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  • 3. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. Until that last telephone call, I was having a wonderful day.

    Explanation
    The simple subject of the sentence is "I" because it is the person who is having a wonderful day until the last telephone call.

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  • 4. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. Her latest statement to the press was carefully worded.

    Explanation
    In the sentence "Her latest statement to the press was carefully worded," the simple subject is "statement." The simple subject is the main noun or pronoun that the sentence is about. Here, "statement" is the focus of the sentence, indicating what was carefully worded. It is the central element around which the rest of the sentence revolves, making it the simple subject.

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  • 5. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. Last week's fire was started by an arsonist from a nearby town.

    Explanation
    The simple subject of the sentence is "fire" because it is the noun that the sentence is primarily about. The sentence is discussing the fire that occurred last week and specifying that it was started by an arsonist from a nearby town.

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  • 6. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. Eat your food slowly.

    Explanation
    The simple subject of the sentence "Eat your food slowly" is "you". The sentence is giving a command to eat the food slowly. The subject of an imperative sentence is usually you. 

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  • 7. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. Novels by E. L. Doctorow are my favorite.

    Explanation
    The simple subject of the sentence is "novels." This is because it is the main noun that the sentence is talking about. The sentence is stating that the novels by E. L. Doctorow are the speaker's favorite.

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  • 8. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. The farmers in that part of the county are planting their fields this week.

    Explanation
    The simple subject of this sentence is "farmers". This is because the sentence is talking about a specific group of people, the farmers, who are performing the action of planting their fields.

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  • 9. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple subject. For most of his career, Jim has ridden his motorcycle to his office.

    Explanation
    The simple subject of the sentence is "Jim" because it is the main noun that the sentence is about. The sentence is describing Jim and his actions of riding his motorcycle to his office.

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  • 10. 

    What is the simple subject in the following sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

    • A.

      Fox 

    • B.

      Quick 

    • C.

      Jumps 

    • D.

      The

    Correct Answer
    A. Fox 
    Explanation
    "Fox" is the correct answer. The simple subject is the main noun or pronoun that the sentence is about, and in this case, it's "fox."

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  • 11. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple predicate. We played basketball yesterday.

    Correct Answer
    played
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in the sentence "We played basketball yesterday" is "played". This is because it is the main verb that shows the action that the subject "we" performed.

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  • 12. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple predicate. Since 2005, the team has been winning the soccer game.

    Correct Answer
    has been winning
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in this sentence is "has been winning". It is the main verb phrase that describes the action of the subject "the team". The sentence is in present perfect continuous tense, indicating that the team started winning the soccer game in 2005 and has continued to do so up until the present.

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  • 13. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple predicate. The entire lechon has been eaten before dinner

    Correct Answer
    has been eaten
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in this sentence is "have been eaten." The sentence is in the present perfect tense and describes an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. "Have been eaten" is the verb phrase that indicates that the lechon (a roasted pig) has been completely consumed.

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  • 14. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple predicate. They were having breakfast when the school bus arrived.

    Correct Answer
    were having
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in the sentence is "were having". This is because it is the main verb phrase that describes the action of the subject "they" - having breakfast. The verb "were" is the helping verb indicating the past tense, and "having" is the main verb indicating the action of eating breakfast.

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  • 15. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple predicate. She came to see her friend in the hospital.

    Correct Answer
    came
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in this sentence is "came". It is the main verb that indicates the action of the subject "she". "Came" shows that she physically arrived at the hospital to visit her friend.

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  • 16. 

    In the text blanks provided below each item, identify the sentence's simple predicate. The ice sculpture was meticulously done.

    Correct Answer
    was done
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in the sentence is "was done." This is because it is the main verb phrase that indicates the action or state of being performed by the subject "The ice sculpture." "Was" is the helping verb indicating the past tense, and "done" is the main verb indicating the completion of the action.

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd |
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Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University in 2007-2012, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university in 2012-2014.
She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education.

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