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    could you pls. give me more notes...

    Please give me more notes about IMPERSONAL SUBJECT

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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

    What would you like to know?

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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

    It rains.It thunders.
    Hereit stands for no noun.But the verb suplies the subject: the rain.
    Here it is impersonal pronoun. and rains is impersonal verb.
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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Please give me more notes about IMPERSONAL SUBJECT

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    It rains.It thunders.
    Hereit stands for no noun.But the verb suplies the subject: the rain.
    Here it is impersonal pronoun. and rains is impersonal verb.
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    What about there?

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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

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    What about there?
    There?It is an adverb.You mean the use of here?

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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    There?It is an adverb.You mean the use of here?
    I think what Soup had in mind was impersonal subjects such as 'There are...'.
    If I say 'Here are some interesting things' - while I'm in Chartres Cathedral - 'Here' is an adverb of place that stands for 'in my hand...' or 'where I'm pointing...' (where the things I'm pointing at are close); [and they are in Chartres Cathedral]. If I say 'There are some interesting things in Chartres Cathedral' I could be anywhere.

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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I think what Soup had in mind was impersonal subjects such as 'There are...'.
    If I say 'Here are some interesting things' - while I'm in Chartres Cathedral - 'Here' is an adverb of place that stands for 'in my hand...' or 'where I'm pointing...' (where the things I'm pointing at are close); [and they are in Chartres Cathedral]. If I say 'There are some interesting things in Chartres Cathedral' I could be anywhere.

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    Well,Is 'there' an impersonal pronoun?No. He means something else.
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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Well,Is 'there' a personal pronoun?No. He means something else.
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    No. it's an impersonal subject pronoun.

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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    No. it's an impersonal subject pronoun.

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    Sorry. I corrected mine before your post.Yes.THERE is an impersonal subject.
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    Last edited by rj1948; 07-Jun-2008 at 13:08.

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    Re: could you pls. give me more notes...

    Formal subjects can be of two types: impersonal and introductory. In sentences with an impersonal subject there are no other subjects.
    e.g. It is spring. It is 10 o'clock. etc.
    In sentences with an introductory subject, there is also a notional subject.
    e.g. It is easy to understand it. ('it' is an introductore subject; 'to understand' is a notional subject)
    There is a plate on the table. ('there' is an introductory subject; 'a plate' is a notional subject)

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