What is a Subject?

The noun or pronoun about which something is said in a sentence acts as the Subject of that sentence. The subject can be in a specific state of action, existence or possession. The subject can be a word or a group of words.

The subject satisfies the question starting with ‘Who‘ or ‘What’.


  • Alice lived in a wonderland.
  • I will paint a picture for you.
  • They did not visit my house.
  • How can you say that?
  • Trees give us flowers and fruits.

In the above examples, Alice, I, They, you, Tree are the subjects.

A noun, pronoun or any word acting in the capacity of a noun can be the subject for a predicate. It can be living or non-living, singular or plural in number, and masculine, feminine, common, or neuter in gender.

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