Analysis of Simple Sentences Questions and Answers

This set of English Grammar Exercises (MCQs) focuses on “Analysis of Simple Sentences”.

1. In the following sentence, pick the attribute of thesubject from the options given.
Her sister is a doctor.
a) doctor
b) Her
c) sister
d) is a doctor
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Answer: b
Explanation: The word accompanying the noun is called an attribute. In the given sentence, the word ‘her’ helps the subject sister and is hence the attribute. The attribute takes the form of a pronoun here.

2. Identify the attribute in the given sentence.
Blue diamonds are rare to find and are worth millions of dollars.
a) Blue
b) millions of dollars
c) diamonds
d) rare
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Answer: a
Explanation: The sentence talks about “Blue diamonds”, which is the subject. However, the simple subject is “diamonds” and the word “Blue” accompanying the simple subject is the subject attribute (adjective-type attribute).

3. The attribute of the subject in the below sentence is _____________________
Vijay’s brother is working as a software engineer at Intel in Bengaluru.
a) software engineer
b) Intel
c) brother
d) Vijay
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Answer: d
Explanation: The subject in the given sentence is ‘Vijay’s brother’, where the subject word is ‘brother’ and ‘Vijay’ is the attribute that is a part of the subject but not the most important part of the subject.

4. What is the attribute in the given sentence?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
a) apple
b) the doctor
c) keeps
d) An
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Answer: d
Explanation: The subject here is ‘An apple’. The simple subject gives the direct picture of the person/thing being spoken about. The attribute is a part of the subject which comes along with the simple subject. In this sentence, the attribute is the article ‘an’ that helps the subject ‘apple’.

5. Pick the right attribute in the given sentence.
Hitler, the German dictator, was a tyrant who killed many Jews.
a) the German dictator
b) Hitler
c) a tyrant
d) Jews
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Answer: a
Explanation: The attribute here is ‘the German dictator’, which is used to add details to the subject. Though it is a part of the subject, ‘Hitler’ is the simple subject and ‘the German dictator’ is the attribute of noun phrase type.

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