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What is the simple subject of the following sentence: A large number of swimmers competed in the race.

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    It's a tricky one!

    The verb is 'competed' so you're tempted to say swimmers, right? But 'swimmers' is the object of the preposition 'of.' So what's left that could be the subject?

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    number of swimmers

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    Number

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    Number

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