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Subject

The subject of a verb is the person or thing performing the verb.

Examples:

The cat ate the porridge.
("The cat" - subject of the verb "to eat")
Alan complained about his new job after an hour.
("Alan" - subject of the verb "to complain")
I am not guilty.
("I" - subject of the verb "to be" (i.e. "am"))
Who was that?
("Who" - subject of the verb "to be" (in the past tense; i.e. "was"))
 
Interactive example:
 
My wife and I appreciate all the support over the past month. [show me the subject]
Associated pages:
 
Subjective case
Objective case
Simple subject
Subjective personal pronouns
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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