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Where is the subject?
January 02, 2018

January 2, 2018

It's cold here in Minnesota (-15 degrees F), but I've found that if I wear enough layers, I can still enjoy walking outside. My favorite thing about these winter walks is something that I haven't experienced in any other season: complete silence. When I stand still and the crunching beneath my boots stops, it is absolutely quiet and absolutely beautiful.

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This week, I'm serving you an awesome grammar lesson and video from almost four years ago. (I can't believe how long I've been doing this!) The video will teach you a trick about finding the subjects in certain sentences.

Alice was just a few months old when I made the video, and she makes an appearance at the end. If you've been with me for a while, be sure to check it out to see how much she's changed!

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth O'Brien

P.S. Happy New Year! May 2018 be your best year yet.

I am so very impressed with your course [Get Smart] and style of teaching. My boys are engaged and learning. Garrett pulled his latest grammar test up by 13 points!

The videos are upbeat, and even the written lessons are upbeat. It makes it much easier to work. I did not have a lot of diagramming in school, and grammar was scattered at best, so I am not strong in this area. I am having fun watching the lightbulbs go off in my guys. We are all learning.

Thanks for making grammar understandable and fun.

- Regina, Parent

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Grammar Video Lessons

Finding the Subject of a Sentence

Sometimes finding the subject of a sentence can be difficult. (Subjects tells us whom or what the sentence is about.)

Can you find the subjects of these sentences?

The students from the classrooms
at the end of the hall were very noisy.

Each of the students in my class studies diligently.

English Grammar Revolution

Tip #1: The subject of a sentence will never be...

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Have a wonderful week!

About Elizabeth

English Grammar Revolution

Elizabeth O'Brien is founder of, a company devoted to helping people learn and love grammar.

Through her website, books, and programs, Elizabeth shows people how to teach and learn grammar the easy way. She's on a mission to inspire and motivate people by making grammar fun and friendly.

If you liked today's issue, you'll love Elizabeth's grammar and sentence diagramming programs, which will help you learn or teach grammar through simple, step-by-step instructions and sentence diagrams.

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