Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: Jul 07, 2016 Views: 111
A subject is a part of a sentence that contains the person or thing performing the action (or verb) in a sentence. (See What is a verb?)
Here are some examples:
Example Sentence: Jennifer walked to the store.
In this sentence, the subject is Jennifer and the verb is walked.
Example Sentence: After lunch, I will call my mother.
In the sentence, the subject is I and the verb is will call.
Example Sentence: You were a great singer.
In this sentence, the subject is you and the verb is were.
Example Sentence: Mosquito bites itch.
In this sentence, the subject is mosquito bites and the verb is itch.
- Visit the Writing Center's website to read more about subjects and verbs.
- Take a look at some explanations of parts of speech.
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