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Grammar and Style by Mark Peters

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CHAPTER5

Using Nouns and Pronouns as Subjects

In This Chapter

  • Recognizing the subject in a sentence
  • Making a noun plural or possessive
  • Starting a sentence with a pronoun
  • Beginning a sentence with it, they, or there
  • Dealing with some commonly confused pronouns

Thing is one of the broadest, most general words in English. In a way, everything is a thing. All those things have nouns that represent them, and just as there are varied nouns, there are diverse subjects of sentences.

Every sentence and every clause has a subject, but they don’t all have the same type of subject. The subject may be a noun or a pronoun, singular or plural, stated or unstated. ...

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