Could you help me identify the subjects and compound subjects in these sentences?

The results and implications of the experiment were a surprise to many scientists.
Bright latex balloons and colorful flags decorated the plaza.

1 Answer
Jun 5, 2016

Let's understand the meaning of a noun first.


A noun is something that is a person, place, thing, or idea. For example, humans are nouns. My thought is a noun. New York is a noun.
A sentence can have a compound noun, too. Compound means "more than one," so it's "more than one" noun.
The things that modify the nouns, known as adjectives, are not considered nouns. For example, "Bright" modifies "balloons."

For the first one, "results" and "implications" would be the subject.
Now, try the second one!