Simple and Complete Subjects

A simple subject typically refers to a person, place, or thing, who is performing an action. The simple subject is a single word representing the subject without any of its modifiers or adjectives whereas a complete subject represents the subject along with all of its modifiers or adjectives.

Examples of Simple Subjects and Complete Subjects

Simple Subjects

The tired, elderly man trudged down the street.

Our favorite movie from our childhood was playing on TV.

Her friends who live on Main Street are stopping by the house tonight.

Complete Subjects

The tired, elderly man trudged down the street.

Our favorite movie from our childhood was playing on TV.

Her friends who live on Main Street are stopping by the house tonight.

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