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Subjects The subject tells who or what is doing something or being something. Usually the subject is a noun—a person, place, or thing. (Fred, San Francisco, chair) A subject can also be a pronoun—a word that takes the place of a noun. (he, she, it, they) Wilbur laughs. He is in a good mood.
Compound Subjects Sometimes a sentence has more than one subject. A subject with more than one part is called a compound subject. Abid and Sam cooked the meal. The monkey and the lion helped the princess.
Activity 1: Add Subjects My ________ works at the post office. The _________ complained about the cold weather. _______ and _______ worked together on the project. Every ________ deserves lots of love. _______ attended the soccer game. father mailman Marilee Anna child Barney
Activity 1: Add Subjects The colorful ________ made the room much prettier. This ________ needs your attention immediately. Jamiel’s __________ was due at 10:00 a.m. on Friday. ______ and ______ go rock climbing in New Mexico. The ________ employs many undergraduate students. painting project homework Jessica Lionel library
Subject Pretenders Sometimes the subject of a sentence is hard to identify because of a subject pretender. One type of subject pretender is a prepositional phrase, which begins with a preposition.
Prepositions A preposition is a word that expresses how other words are related in time, space, or another sense.
Common Prepositions Look at your list of prepositions Make sure you are able to recognize a preposition for the first quiz
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