Set I, 1

Circle the subject in these sentences. The subject is the who or what word.

1. The girl kissed her best friend.

2. A large green tree grew near the lake.

3. By 4:00 a.m., the fire had spread to the whole block.

4. A gang robbed my grocery store.

5. On Thursdays, my niece always goes to the movies.

6. My father's car rolled down the hill and hit a wall.

7. Walking down the street, the young woman spotted her parents on a bus.

8. The students wrote their term papers over the Christmas holiday.

9. Macy's is having a fantastic sale on winter coats.

10. That dirty old dog sat in my favorite chair.

11. Tomatoes grow rapidly in warm weather.

12. He took the large dog for a walk around the park.

13. I saw a yellow cigarette case near the bed.

14. All day the heavy rain drenched the street.

15. The book provided many good pictures of the African plains.


Now that you have had practice in filling subjects in blank spaces and circling subjects, these exercises are a final check on whether you completely understand subjects. In these sentences, the subject has been omitted, and you must find out where it would fit and fill one in. Put in a who or what word (subject) that makes sense. (You may have to fill in more than one subject in a sentence.)

Example: Ran down the street. My friend ran down the street.

1. Stopped at the grocery and bought some cupcakes.

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2. Always goes to the library after he visits his parents in Brooklyn.

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3. On Monday, had to appear at the Dean's office to receive her award.

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4. All day long, my slept curled up in the corner.

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5. Are never on time, but like them anyway.

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6. Because of the party upstairs, fell off the shelf and broke.

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7. If want to learn to play guitar, have to practice.

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8. At the dance, spent three hours doing the cha-cha until couldn't move any longer.

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