English as a Second Language/english


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

the umbrella which has a broken handle is mine.

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.


I hope this helps.


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