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Question
mam please tell what is the subject in this clause and how?

the umbrella which has a broken handle is mine.

Answer
Hi Anabell,

the subject in your sentence is "the umbrella"

The subject of a sentence is the person, place, thing, or idea that is doing or being something. You can find the subject of a sentence by asking the question "Who or what does/is/performs the action of the verb". In your case, "What is mine?" - the umbrella.

The umbrella (which has a broken handle) is mine.

Here is a paper about how to identify the subject (and the object) in a clause.

http://www.colorado.edu/ling/courses/LAM3430/Subject_Object_Hints.pdf

I hope this helps.

Best,  

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