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: 

Visual image pointing to the subject and the verb in a sentence.  There are four sentences.  The first sentence in the top left corner reads "Jennifer walked to the store" "Jennifer" is highlighted in blue and the word "subject" is is a box above it.  The word "walked" is highlighted in yellow and the word "verb" is in a box above it.  The sentence in the top right reads "After lunch, I will call my mother." The word "I" is highlighted in blue and there is a box with the word "subject" above it.  The words "will call" are highlighted in yellow and the word "verb" is in a box above it.  The sentence on the bottom left reads" You were a great singer" the word "You" is highlighted in blue with the word "subject" in a box above it.  The word "were" is highlighted in yellow with the word "verb" in a box above it.  The sentence on the bottom right reads; "Mosquito bites itch."  The words "mosquito bites" are highlighted in blue and the word "subject" is in a box above it.  The word "itch" is highlighted in yellow an the word "verb" is in a box above it.

 

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.

 

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