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    verbs and nouns?..

    I rode in a car.
    why is "I" in this sentence noun. isnt it supposed to be subject..please explain. thank ..

    The girls are breakfast at frienlys.
    why is girls noun isnt i it supposed to be subject. why or why not.?


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    Re: verbs and nouns?..

    Quote Originally Posted by claudia123 View Post
    I rode in a car.
    why is "I" in this sentence noun. isnt it supposed to be subject..please explain. thank ..

    The girls are breakfast at frienlys.
    why is girls noun isnt i it supposed to be subject. why or why not.?
    Subject is a clause constituent; noun is a lexical category. They are not exclusive terms. The subject in a clause is usually realized by a noun.

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    Re: verbs and nouns?..

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Subject is a clause constituent; noun is a lexical category. They are not exclusive terms. The subject in a clause is usually realized by a noun.
    Or a pronoun as in 1. In fact, arguably, a subject is more often a pronoun than a noun.

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