This resource was made available by a Portuguese daily newspaper, Jornal de Notícias (designed by the Association of Portuguese teachers https://www.app.pt) and it focuses on the problem of identifying the subject when in a complex sentence subjects and verbs are separated. It is a quiz, using rather simple questions and displaying different options. It is suitable for learners with a B1 level in Portuguese (if learning the language as a foreign language) or for students who need to improve their writing when it comes to the correct use of punctuation, being able to identify the subject in complex sentences. Normally, students, even those who are native Portuguese speakers, do not use punctuation properly (they tend to separate the subject and the object with a comma when they deal with more complex sentences where subjects and their corresponding verbs do not immediately follow together). Therefore, this resource could be helpful.
In technical areas such as Business and Communication, Law, Journalism and Multimedia, and Teacher Education, language accuracy is central. In legal language, it is very common to find such complex structures. The nominal groups are normally very long and then the verb comes only two or three lines after the subject.
So, this resource could assist the teacher as he/she would provide their students with such exercise, adapting it and creating other more complex examples, depending on the level of the students. The students can also use this resource on their own.