Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 68682
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.
- Watch the recorded webinar "Mastering the Mechanics Part 1: Simple Sentences".
- Learn more about the Writing Center's self-paced grammar modules.
Would you like a current or future assignment to be reviewed by the Writing Center? If so please visit the Writing Center's Paper Review Website and make an appointment with us!
Do you have other general writing questions? E-mail the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other questions about your doctoral capstone or the Form & Style review? E-mail the Dissertation Editors at email@example.com.
Want to peruse other writing resources? Go to the Writing Center’s homepage.