What is a Subject? What is an Object?
The rules of grammar can be confusing, but not after watching this video. This video explains the difference between a subject and an object: one does the action and the other is the one that the action happens to. But which one does which? There’s a tip for remembering that in this video, too.
|English I EOC Assessment||Parts of Speech|
|Grammar & Punctuation||Grammar|
...the subject of the sentence is the person who is doing something...
...and the object of the sentence is having something done to it.
Let's look at the sentence, "Linda punches Pete."
Linda is the subject here.
Who is she punching? Pete. Over and over and over again.
That means Pete is the object of this sentence. Here's another example...
..."Tom ate the pumpkin pie."
Tom is the subject of this sentence.
And what did Tom eat? Pie. Delicious pumpkin pie topped with Cool Whip.
Pie is the object of this sentence...
...and Tom is a far more fortunate individual than Pete.
If you need help remembering how subjects and objects work, just think of the sentence,
"I love you."
Not only does this sentence mean that "you" are the object of someone's affection...
...but, here, "you" is also the object of the sentence.
And now, if we know anything about how English teachers think, you're going to have the opportunity
to diagram the subjects and objects of sentences...
...over and over and over again.
But, hey, at least you're not Pete the punching bag.
Wonder what he did to deserve it...