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Subjects and Objects

July 17, 2011 Comments off

Subjects and objects of a sentence can be simple or complex.
A single word (e.g. “Joe”)
A pronoun (e.g. “he”, “she”, “it”,…)
An indexical (e.g. “that” as in “That made all the difference”)
An indexical is a reference to something previously stated.
A noun phrase (e.g. “President Lincoln”)
A gerund phrase (e.g. “going to town”)
A infinitive phrase (e.g. “to go to town”)
Conjoined (e.g. “Joe and Bob”, “Joe or Bob”,…)
And there is more.