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Grammar Experts!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Carlos_S, 26 Mar 2006.

  1. Carlos_S


    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 598

    Need some help with some a grammar problem please. I'm trying to understand the meaning of "subject" and "object" , I've tried Wikipedia but it's too hard to take in (for me anyway :p )

    So I really just need a quick basic explanation.

  2. Supercow


    Joined: 30 Aug 2003

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    Location: Straya

    Subject = Topic (Garmmar experts is the Subject of this thread)
    Object = Physical thing (Go check a dictionary, the dictionary would be an object)
    Last edited: 26 Mar 2006
  3. oddjob62


    Joined: 8 Nov 2002

    Posts: 9,128

    Location: NW London

    You mean like

    "James is eating an apple"

    James = Subject
    An Apple = Object.
  4. spirit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,885

    a subject is doing the action
    the object is having the action done to it

    maybe that makes sense.
  5. penski


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 20,834

    Location: NE8


    To be subjected; to subject bob to something.

    To object; to raise concern regarding a matter


    Object -
    1. A noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives or is affected by the action of a verb within a sentence.
    2. A noun or substantive governed by a preposition.

    Subject -
    The noun, noun phrase, or pronoun in a sentence or clause that denotes the doer of the action or what is described by the predicate.

  6. PinkPig


    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,543

    "I've tried Wikipedia"

    "I" is the subject, "Wikipedia" is the object.
  7. Carlos_S


    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 598

    Ah!!! :p

    Now it makes sense :p

    Thanks guys and gals.
  8. Inquisitor


    Joined: 12 Apr 2004

    Posts: 11,788

    Location: Birmingham


    Subjective = dependant mainly on (the subject's) opinion
    Objective = based on the actual nature of the object

    (I think)