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Subject and Object Nouns

A subject noun is a noun that performs the action of the verb in the sentence. For example, consider the following sentences:

 

Ryan scored a 100 on the test.

 

Madison left the dance early.

 

The Grand Canyon attracts thousands of hikers every year.

 

In the above sentences, “Ryan”, “Madison”, and “Grand Canyon” are all performing the action of the verb; hence, they are all subject nouns.

 

 

An object noun is a noun that receives the action of the verb. For example, consider the following sentences:

 

The plane carried the president to Africa.

 

People use many plants for different kinds of medicine.

 

Kelly rode Elijah’s bike to school.

 

In the above sentences “president”, “plants”, and “bike” are all receiving the action of the verb.

 

·         The president is receiving the action of being carried by the plane.

·         Plants are receiving the action of being used by people.

·         Elijah’s bike is receiving the action of being ridden by Kelly.

 

Therefore, they are all object nouns.

 

Nouns or pronouns can also be the object of a preposition. Refer to the “Prepositions” part of speech category for information about the object of the preposition.

 

Nouns that function as complements will be covered in the next grade level grammar concepts.

 





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