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Subjects in Unusual Positions. Subjects in Unusual Positions. In most cases, the subject is placed before the verb. . Subjects in Unusual Positions. In some sentences, however, the subject appears after the verb. In other sentences, the subject is not stated at all. Inverted Sentences.

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Subjects in Unusual Positions


Subjects in Unusual Positions

  • In most cases, the subject is placed before the verb.


Subjects in Unusual Positions

  • In some sentences, however, the subject appears after the verb.

  • In other sentences, the subject is not stated at all.


Inverted Sentences

  • In an inverted sentence, the subject appears after the verb or between the words that make up the verb phrase.


Inverted Sentences

  • EX: In his garden grew an 800-pound pumpkin. (An 800-pound pumpkin grew in his garden)


Inverted Sentences

  • EX: Never had the neighbors seen such a squash! (The neighbors had never seen such a squash!)


Sentences Beginning with Here or There

  • When a sentence begins with here or there, the subject usually follows the verb.


Sentences Beginning with Here or There

  • Here and there are almost never the subject of a sentence.


Sentences Beginning with Here or There

  • Here and there usually function as adverbs of place that modify by answering the question where?


Questions

  • In most questions, the subject appears after the verb or between the words that make up the verb phrase.


Questions

  • Was the cabbage large? (Subject after verb)


Questions

  • Didyou see it? (Subject inside verb phrase)


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?


Imperative Sentences

  • The subject of an imperative sentence is always you.

  • EX: Don’t complain.


Practice

  • Where can you get a good cabbage these days?

  • Come to the annual cabbage competition in Palmer, Alaska.


Practice

  • There is hot competition for the $4,000 first prize.


Practice

  • Who grew the biggest cabbage?

  • To Lesley Dinkel goes the title.


Practice

  • Among his many triumphs was a 98-pound master.

  • Do the winners have advice for the rest of us gardeners?


Practice

  • Here is their best advice.

  • Protect your cabbages from moose.

  • How can you argue with advice like that?


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