What is a Subject?
A subject is a part of a sentence that tells who or what the sentence is about. The subject is usually a noun, pronoun, or phrase. It usually comes before the verb in a sentence. The subject does not always come at the beginning of a sentence. It may be in the middle or even at the end.
What is the subject of the sentence: 'The cat chased the mouse'?
Simple & Complete sentences
Complete subject consists of all the words needed to tell who or what is doing the action in the sentence. Simple subject does not include descriptive words.
Complete subject: His white-and-blue cotton sweater shrank two sizes. Simple subject: His white-and-blue cotton sweater shrank two sizes.
Which word functions as the subject in this sentence: 'She plays basketball every Saturday.'
Identify the subject in this sentence: 'My brother and I went to see a movie.'
The black umbrella by the front door is mine. Identify the complete subject.
- front door
- black umbrella by the front door
Brain break: Draw a wacky alien with five eyes, three arms, and enormous fuzzy antennae