English Grammar Lessons

  Biscuit Trail: Home  Glossary of Grammatical Terms  Compound Subject


Compound Subject - Glossary of Terms


Compound Subject

A compound subject is one which consists of more than one noun.

Examples:

A clean driving licence, sales experience and team spirit are essential.
A fool and his money are easily parted. 
The pigeon and the falcon fell from view. 
My wife and I cannot attend unfortunately.  ("I" is a noun - a pronoun.)


Interactive example:
 
Neither the Army nor the Police had any suitable vehicles. [show me the compound subject]
 
It is possible to end a compound subject with a comma to group it neatly for your readers. This is not a popular practice amongst grammarians. However, if you think it helps, do it.
Associated pages:
 
Glossary of grammatical terms  
 

Grammar Monster | Copyright Registration Number: 226604 | All rights reserved