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Using Subjects

scuba diver

Every sentence has a subject. It tells what the sentence is about.

The diver films animals underwater.

       (The subject is diver—what the sentence is about.)

A subject can be a noun, a proper noun, or a pronoun.

Diver Dan loves jellyfish.

He tries to avoid their stings.

       (Diver Dan is a proper noun. He is a pronoun.)

 

Find subjects.

Read each sentence and write down the subject. Is it a noun, a proper noun, or a pronoun? Make a copy of this Google doc.

  1. Diver Dan snapped a picture of a jellyfish.

    Subject?

    Diver Dan

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    proper noun

  2. The jellyfish glowed green.

    Subject?

    jellyfish

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    noun

  3. However, it didn't smile for the camera.

    Subject?

    it

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    pronoun

  4. Diver Dan next saw a sea turtle.

    Subject?

    Diver Dan

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    proper noun

  5. A sea turtle likes to eat jellyfish.

    Subject?

    sea turtle

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    noun

  6. It swam toward the jellyfish.

    Subject?

    It

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    pronoun

  7. The camera flashed.

    Subject?

    camera

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    noun

  8. The sea turtle startled and swam away.

    Subject?

    sea turtle

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    noun

  9. Diver Dan took another shot of the jellyfish.

    Subject?

    Diver Dan

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    proper noun

  10. Suddenly, the jellyfish was smiling!

    Subject?

    jellyfish

    Noun, proper noun, or pronoun?

    noun

Create subjects.

Read each sentence and write a subject that makes sense in the blank. Make a copy of this Google doc.

school trip to a farm
  1. On Friday, my ______________________ took a field trip to a farm.

    (Answers will vary.) class

  2. The ______________________ had cows, chickens, sheep, and horses.

    (Answers will vary.) farm

  3. The ______________________ were really cool!

    (Answers will vary.) horses

  4. ______________________ were friendly and let me pet them.

    (Answers will vary.) They

  5. ______________________ got to feed the chickens.

    (Answers will vary.) We

  6. The ______________________ pecked feed off the ground.

    (Answers will vary.) chickens

  7. If I had a farm, ______________________ would definitely have horses.

    (Answers will vary.) I

  8. ______________________ look beautiful and run fast!

    (Answers will vary.) They

  9. My ______________________ said she would have llamas.

    (Answers will vary.) teacher

  10. ______________________ thinks they look funny and says their wool is worth lots of money.

    (Answers will vary.) She

Write sentences.

Write four more sentences about animals. Underline the subject of each sentence.

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