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    Question Which is the subject?

    Is who the subject of the question below? I've just found out it isn't

    Who is she?


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    Re: Which is the subject?

    Hello Engee,

    I think I would take "she" as the subject in your example, and "who" as the predicative subject complement.

    Cf.

    1. She is who?

    where "she" is clearly the subject.

    Other members may have a different analysis, though!

    Best wishes,

    MrP
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    Thumbs up Re: Which is the subject?

    I take your information for granted, MrPedantic. This is exactly what I was told about it. So there are at least two people to think the same now. No, sorry, three, including me of course.
    Cheers

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    Thumbs up Re: Which is the subject?

    Yes I think "she" is the subject too.
    Hi I am new of this forum, well actually of any forum, so I woild like to give everyone my greetings from Italy.
    Please tell me if i wrote something wrong, thanks!!

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    Smile Re: Which is the subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by cottler View Post
    Yes I think "she" is the subject too.
    Hi I am new of this forum, well actually of any forum, so I woild like to give everyone my greetings from Italy.
    Please tell me if i wrote something wrong, thanks!!
    Hello cottler. How are you doing? And what's the weather like in your region today? In Swindon, where I live, it's a beautiful, warm and sunny day.

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