# What is the subject of the following sentence?: John and I are shopping at the mall.

Mar 3, 2018

The subject is "John and I," which is a compound subject.

#### Explanation:

The subject in this sentence is a "compound subject."

Compound subjects are formed from two or more subjects joined by a coordinating conjunction (and, both, or, neither, nor).

When the conjunction is "and," the verb is plural

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots . .}$ John and I $\textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots \ldots \ldots . .}$ are
(compound subject)  (plural verb)

You can find out more about compound subjects here:
http://examples.yourdictionary.com/compound-subject-examples.html