English/Parts of the Sentence/Subjects
|English Wikibook (edit)|
|General: Introduction - Grammar|
|Parts of speech: Nouns - Verbs - Adjectives - Adverbs - Pronouns - Conjunctions - Prepositions - Interjections |
|Parts of the sentence: Subjects - Predicates|
|Word functions: Subjects - Predicates - Direct Objects - Indirect Objects - Objects of the Preposition|
|Types of sentences: Simple Sentences - Complex Sentences|
|Types of Phrases: Adjective - Adverb - Noun|
|Types of Clauses: Adjective - Adverb - Noun|
|Other English topics: Gerunds - Idiomatic Phrases - Spelling - Vocabulary - Punctuation - Syntax - Appositives - Phonics - Pronunciation|
A subject is the main idea of a sentence. It is usually made of a noun or noun phrase. It is what the sentence is about.
- For example: Phil is tall.
- "Phil" is the subject of the sentence.
- "Phil" is a proper noun, the name of a person.
A sentence can also have more than one subject.
- For example: The man and his wife are moving to New York.
- This sentence has two subjects.
- One subject is "the man".
- The other subject is "his wife".
When a sentence has more than one subject, we call it a compound subject.