- The subject of a sentence is the noun or pronoun that the sentence is about.
- Ask yourself, "Who did it?" or "What did it?"
Carlos wrote a letter to his uncle. (Carlos did the writing.)
My neighbor's dog barked all night. (The dog did the barking.)
- A proper name or compound noun is considered a single word.
Fred Mosby will be my new tutor.
The police officer explained what had happened.
Practice What You've Learned
- Use the toolbar above to underline the subject in each sentence.
- Airplanes fly through the sky.
- The north wind is making the temperature colder.
- That book is not mine.
- The Romans built aqueducts throughout Europe.
- The new romantic comedy movie will be fun to see.
- A flashlight is sitting on that shelf in case of an emergency.
- Catalina is working very hard on her science project.
- Daniel's new ferret is quite friendly.
- The living room is a mess!
- That battery is dead.