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What's the difference between a subject and a subject phrase? Can you give us an example.

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  1. http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/partse.html

    At this website, you can choose from the list on the left for the topic(s) you need to learn about.

    I'll give you an example, using this sentence:
    Three little old ladies met for tea.

    The simple subject is "ladies" but the subject phrase -- also known as the complete subject -- is "Three little old ladies"

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  2. The subject is the noun or pronoun that is doing the action.

    Examples:

    Joe volunteered to help the baseball team.

    The most magnificent sight in the world is the Grand Canyon.

    A subject phrase is a gerund or infinitive phrase that tells what is doing the action.

    Winning eight gold medals was his dream.

    Check this site.

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/627/01/


    Examples:

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