Compound subjects and compound predicates...?

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Anonymous:
My son had homework last night and I couldn't help him because I don't remember what I learned in 3rd grade.  Please help me to see if he did it right.
Lots of examples and I have no idea if it's compound subject or compound predicate:

Swimming and softball are two sports in the Olympic Games.

The swimmer's skill and speed made him a winner.

The runner worked hard and succeeded.

She pitched a perfect game and got a gold medal.

Her friends and family cheered for her in the stands.

Your bat, ball, and glove are on the bench.

The ballplayer, swimmer, and runner come from the same town.

The girl can run fast, jump far, and throw hard.

Please help.  What is the sentence?  Compound subject or compound predicate?  What word or words make it that?

Thank you!
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Hi,

Simply put, a compound subject involves more than one subject. A compound predicate involves more than one verb.
I've marked the subject(s) in pink, and the verb(s) in green. If you still have questions, please post again.

Wait until your son gets math homework.

Best wishes, Clive

My son had homework last night and I couldn't help him because I don't remember what I learned in 3rd grade. Please help me to see if he did it right.
Lots of examples and I have no idea if it's compound subject or compound predicate:

Swimming and softball are two sports in the Olympic Games.

The swimmer'sskill and speed made him a winner.

The runner worked hard and succeeded.

She pitched a perfect game and got a gold medal.

Her friends and family cheered for her in the stands.

Your bat, ball, and glove are on the bench.

The ballplayer, swimmer, and runner come from the same town.

The girl can run fast, jump far, and throw hard.

Please help. What is the sentence? Compound subject or compound predicate? What word or words make it that?
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Anonymous:
Too funny. I just came online for the same thing. My daughter came home with that same homework sheet tonight for homework!

Thank you.
Anonymous:
Hi,
My son came home with the same homework assignment. Here is how it goes.

1. Swimming and softball are two sports in the Olympic Games. (compound subject)

2. The swimmer's skill and speed made him a winner. (compound predicate)

3.The runner worked hard and succeeded. (compound predicate)

I wasn't able to underline twice for the compound predicts. But this is they way it was to be completed.

1. Your bat, ball, and glove are on the bench. (compound subject)

2. The ballplayer, swimmer, and runner come from the same town. (compound subject)

3. The girl can run fast, jump far, and throw hard. (compound predicate)
Hi,

2. The swimmer's skill and speed made him a winner. (compound predicate subject).

Consider simpler versions, where you can see the subject more clearly.

Skill made him a winner. Speed made him a winner.

Bestwishes, Clive
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Anonymous:
You can tell by "who or what" is doing something or "what" they are doing.
(Subject) (Predicate)

Example:
What is this sentence about? It is about two kinds of Olympic games --Swimming and softball
Swimming and softball are two sports in the Olympic Games.
(Compound Subject)

What is the action of the subject?--Skill and speed made him a winner
The swimmer's skill and speed made him a winner.
(Compound Predicate)

Remember: The subject is who or what does something in the sentence.
The predicate is what the subject is or does.
The compound part just says that there is more than one subject or predicate in the sentence.
Anonymous:
what's a compound subject?
Hi,
Are you unhappy with the many answers already given in this thread?

Best wishes, Clive
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Anonymous:
Many thanks..........that's exactly what we were looking for too........so easily and succintly explained.............
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