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Lesson 2

Level H

Simple and Compound Subjects and Predicates

Decide whether the underlined group of words is a simple subject, simple predicate, compound subject, or compound predicate. Mark your answer on the answer sheet. 1. The Pony Express began on April 3, 1860. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate

2. The service carried mail between Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate 3. Mail and news could take three weeks to reach people on the West Coast. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate 4. The Pony Express delivered in eight to ten days. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject 5. The workers rode horses and delivered mail. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate D compound predicate

6. Riders and horses completed their route after about one hundred miles. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate 7. Then a new rider and horse would take the mail and continue on. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject 8. Approximately 180 men rode for the Pony Express. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject 9. One famous Pony Express rider was Buffalo Bill. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate D compound predicate D compound predicate

10. President Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Address was delivered by the service. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate 11. William Russell, Alexander Majors, and William Waddell were the founders. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate 12. The Pony Express failed and went bankrupt in October 1861. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject 13. The telegraph ended the need for the Pony Express. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject

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D compound predicate D compound predicate D compound predicate

14. Riders and horses were retired. A simple subject B simple predicate

C compound subject

15. But the legend of the Pony Express survived and became a part of history. A simple subject B simple predicate C compound subject D compound predicate

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