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1. Subjects in Unusual Positions
2. Subjects in Unusual Positions In most cases, the subject is placed before the verb.
3. Subjects in Unusual Positions In some sentences, however, the subject appears after the verb.
In other sentences, the subject is not stated at all.
4. Inverted Sentences In an inverted sentence, the subject appears after the verb or between the words that make up the verb phrase.
5. Inverted Sentences EX: In his garden grew an 800-pound pumpkin. (An 800-pound pumpkin grew in his garden)
6. Inverted Sentences EX: Never had the neighbors seen such a squash! (The neighbors had never seen such a squash!)
7. Sentences Beginning with Here or There When a sentence begins with here or there, the subject usually follows the verb.
8. Sentences Beginning with Here or There Here and there are almost never the subject of a sentence.
9. Sentences Beginning with Here or There Here and there usually function as adverbs of place that modify by answering the question where?
10. Questions In most questions, the subject appears after the verb or between the words that make up the verb phrase.
11. Questions Was the cabbage large? (Subject after verb)
12. Questions Did you see it? (Subject inside verb phrase)
13. Questions In many questions that begin with whom, what, or how many, the subject falls between the parts of the verb (EX: How many pounds did the cabbage weigh?
14. Imperative Sentences The subject of an imperative sentence is always you.
EX: Don?t complain.
15. Practice Where can you get a good cabbage these days?
Come to the annual cabbage competition in Palmer, Alaska.
16. Practice There is hot competition for the $4,000 first prize.
17. Practice Who grew the biggest cabbage?
To Lesley Dinkel goes the title.
18. Practice Among his many triumphs was a 98-pound master.
Do the winners have advice for the rest of us gardeners?
19. Practice Here is their best advice.
Protect your cabbages from moose.
How can you argue with advice like that?