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Post by Ashlyn Dong on September 23, 2015

Professor Hendershot, in this sentence, 'What my cat does all day is no concern of mine', is the subject 'What my cat does all day' a subordinate clause?

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Post by Antonius C on August 8, 2014

Professor Hendershot, for your second example of the simple subject(5:00)wouldn't you omit "the" because it is an article?

Here is the sentence: the phrase "like the cat that ate the canary" describes a smug person.

Thank you

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • What is a Sentence? 0:43
    • Series of Words
    • Exceptions
  • What is a Subject? 1:09
    • Definition
    • Examples
    • Usually Comes Before the Verb
    • Exception 1
    • Exception 2
    • Exception 3
  • The Simple Subject 3:14
    • Definition
    • Examples
    • Can Be a Single Word, Phrase or Clause
    • Examples
  • The Complete Subject 5:29
    • Definition
    • Examples
  • Find the Subjects Practice 5:50
  • Find the Subjects Answers 6:09
  • The Understood Subject 6:54
    • Imperative Sentence
    • Examples
  • The Single Subject 7:55
    • Definition
    • Examples
  • The Compound Subject 8:46
    • Definition
    • Examples
    • When It's Joined by 'and'
    • When It's Joined by 'or'
  • Finding the Subject 10:27
    • Usually Find Near the Beginning of the Sentence
    • Sometimes it Comes Before the Subject
    • Never Part of a Prepositional Phrase
    • Examples
  • Find the Subject Practice 11:52
  • Find the Subject Answers 12:17
  • Find the Subject Practice 13:14
  • Find the Subject Answers 13:47