what is the subeject of the sentence

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An Agatha Christie novel is what I would like to read.

asked Sep 13 '13 at 17:20 sunitha New member

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'Novel' is the subject. 'Agatha Christie' is a noun that describes the type of novel.

link comment answered Sep 13 '13 at 19:41 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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You have two subects.

"An Agatha Christie novel is what I would like to read." is one Independent Clause

"An Agatha Christie novel" is the Subject of the Independent Clause

"is" is the main (linking) verb of the Independent Clause

"what I would like to read" is the Subject Complement serving as a Predicate Nominative renaming the subject (some might even consider this a type of third subject because of the interchangeable nature).

 

"what I would like to read" is a Dependent Clause

Dependent Clauses have Subjects the same as Independent Clauses.

It is a Noun Clause since it is functioning as a Predicate Nominative.

"I" is the Subject of the Dependent Clause.

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Long story short:

"An Agatha Christie novel" is the Subject of the Independent Clause.

"I" is the Subject of the Dependent Clause.

link comment edited Sep 14 '13 at 00:00 Aaron Prejean Expert

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