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Finding subject : Some confusion. #1 (permalink) Sun Apr 12, 2009 16:41 pm   Finding subject : Some confusion.
 

Hi,

1. There was a tree in the middle of the field.

If we apply subject-verb inversion test here, we get,
Was there a tree in the middle of the field?

It shows that the subject is 'There'.

What will be subject in the above sentence?

'There' or ' a tree'.

Similarly, What will be the Subject in 'It is raining.'

Will it be 'It'?

I'm confused. Kindly help me.

2. How can I find out the subject in interrogative sentences?

Kindly discuss with examples.

Thanks,

Debasish
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Finding subject : Some confusion. #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 12, 2009 17:59 pm   Finding subject : Some confusion.
 

1. There was a tree in the middle of the field.

In the middle of the field, there was a tree. Surely that is the inversion.
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