What Are Subjects?
The subject of a sentence is the noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that performs the action or is the focus of the sentence. It is what or whom the sentence is about.
Basically, there are three main types of subjects and we will learn about two of them here.
- Simple Subjects
- Compound Subjects
- Complete Subjects
- It can be a personal pronoun:
- It can be a proper name:
- It can be a collective noun:
Subject Personal Pronouns
Compound subjects consist of two or more nouns or pronouns. Look:
Typically, 'and' is used to connect the nouns or pronouns in compound subjects.
In English, there are different types of sentences. Below, you can see where the subject is placed in each type:
- The subject normally comes before the verb.
- In imperative sentences, the subject is hidden.
Here in this example, the subject is omitted because it is an order.
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