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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 positions2
Subjects in Unusual Positions
  • In most cases, the subject is placed before the verb.
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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
Inverted Sentences
  • In an inverted sentence, the subject appears after the verb or between the words that make up the verb phrase.
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Inverted Sentences
  • EX: In his garden grew an 800-pound pumpkin. (An 800-pound pumpkin grew in his garden)
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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
Sentences Beginning with Here or There
  • When a sentence begins with here or there, the subject usually follows the verb.
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Sentences Beginning with Here or There
  • Here and there are almost never the subject of a sentence.
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Sentences Beginning with Here or There
  • Here and there usually function as adverbs of place that modify by answering the question where?
questions
Questions
  • In most questions, the subject appears after the verb or between the words that make up the verb phrase.
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Questions
  • Was the cabbage large? (Subject after verb)
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Questions
  • Didyou see it? (Subject inside verb phrase)
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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
Imperative Sentences
  • The subject of an imperative sentence is always you.
  • EX: Don’t complain.
practice
Practice
  • Where can you get a good cabbage these days?
  • Come to the annual cabbage competition in Palmer, Alaska.
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Practice
  • There is hot competition for the $4,000 first prize.
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Practice
  • Who grew the biggest cabbage?
  • To Lesley Dinkel goes the title.
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Practice
  • Among his many triumphs was a 98-pound master.
  • Do the winners have advice for the rest of us gardeners?
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Practice
  • Here is their best advice.
  • Protect your cabbages from moose.
  • How can you argue with advice like that?
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