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    Question Preposition

    Can't remember this...
    The subject of a sentence may be what parts of speech? Is it the preposition?

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    Default Re: Preposition

    The subject always pairs with a verb, and verbs denote states or actions, so the subject must be something that can be described as a being in a state, or something doing an action, or undergoing an action. Prepositions, e.g., to, for, from, under, around, down, cannot function as subjects.

    Hope that helps.

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