Identification Practice 1 Key
Finding the Subject
- The subject of the sentence usually answers the
following question: Who or what is this sentence about?
- The subject is typically a noun (person, place,
animal, or thing) or a pronoun (e.g., I, he, she, we, you, they).
- The subject may be a gerund (ing form a
a verb: running, swimming, studying).
- The subject may be an infinitive (to
form of a verb: to run, to swim, to study).
- A sentence may have two or more subjects (compound
- There and here are never the subjects of
Underline the subjects in the following sentences.
- Todayís weather forecast is for partly cloudy skies
with temperatures in the upper 80s.
- A stray thunderstorm is possible through the early
- There has not been any rain in weeks.
- The sound of rain would be like music to my ears.
- Tropical depression Barry brought five inches of rain
to Melbourne, Florida.
- According to the WeatherChannel.com, the United States
has the largest number of tornadoes worldwide.
- The tornado warning for Leon County was cancelled just
- We will not need to go to the basement after all.
- Cleaning the basement and emptying
the garbage are my
youngest brotherís chores. (Compound subjects)
- Here are Tom and Rita.
- Surfing is dangerous during a tropical depression.
- To see a tornado form was the tornado hunterís
- I do not share that desire.
- Feeling exhausted, Laura lay down on the floor under
the ceiling fan.
- To lose weight requires tremendous effort and
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