Subject (definition)

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The subject of a sentence is usually the noun phrase that the sentence is about. In English, pronominal subjects are in the nominative case. Gaelic has no special nominative case, but subjects are the noun phrases that immediately follow the verb

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  • Crystal, David. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. The language library. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1997.
  • Crystal, David, and David Crystal. The Penguin Dictionary of Language. London: Penguin, 1999.
  • Matthews, P. H. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.