Grammar Aquarium


Subject and Object


The subject of a sentence will normally be a noun, pronoun or noun phrase.

We would expect the subject to go before the verb and the subject is generally what the sentence is about.

An object will also normally be a noun, pronoun or noun phrase.

Objects typically come after the verb and are affected by the verb.


A subject can affect the form of its verb.

For example,

  • I am
  • You are
  • He/she is

Remember, we can leave out the subject if the sentence is a command.


Your Turn…

1. What are the subject and object both examples of?

2. What is a subject?
The main verb in a sentence
The main noun in a sentence
The main adjective in a sentence

3. What is an object?
An additional verb in a sentence
An additional noun in a sentence
An additional adjective in a sentence

4. What can a subject do to a verb?
Affect its form
Affect its placement
Affect its health

5. In which sentence type can we leave out the subject?
A command
A statement
A question

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