The subject of a sentence is a noun or a pronoun that tells who or what the sentence is about.
There is usually more than one noun or pronoun in a sentence, so you have to be careful, but there is a trick to help you figure out which one is the subject. First locate the verb. Then ask who or what is doing it.
Mom made Jess and me tacos for dinner last night.
The action verb is made. Ask yourself, "Who or what made?"
The answer is Mom. Mom is the subject.
The chocolate-chip was the best ice cream.
The linking verb is was. Ask yourself, "Who or what was?"
The answer is chocolate-chip. Chocolate-chip is the subject.
Use your Elements of Language text book: Refer to pages 53-64 for more on identifying complete and simple subjects.
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