The United States Capital in Washington, DC
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Nouns

Definition:

Nouns are a person, place, thing, or idea.

 

Example:

Person: Bill Clinton

Place: Washington, DC

Thing: A door

Idea: Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution


Subjects

Definition

Most sentences contain a subject. Subjects are nouns and they are the topic of the sentence.

The subject tells the listener or reader where the action is going.

The subject always comes before the verb.

The subject is the person, place thing, or idea that's doing the action.

Example:

1. Students(subject) read(verb).

2. Dogs(subject) bark(verb).


Objects

Definition:

Objects are followed by the verb in the sentence.

The object is the noun that is receiving the action.

Example:

1. Students read books.

2. Dogs bark at people.

Uncle Sam
The United States refers to their government as "Uncle Sam." This is the picture they use.
 
 
Writing Exercise
Practice your writing by using a paper and pencil to identify the subject and the object in each sentence. The first sentence has been completed for you.
1.
I like reading books.
  I = Subject
  books = object
2.
Tom is going to the store.
3.
Mary reads many magazines.
4.
I accidentally cut myself.
5.
I need my laptop.
6.
I love my parents.
7.
You must enter the movie theater.
8.
She completed her work.
9.
She shopped at the mall.
10.
They dug into the ground.

 

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