What's the subject? Is it "Moses leading the children ..." or is it "Moses?"
Moses leading the children of Israel out of Egyptian slavery is a good example of how easy it is to lose focus.
I don't mean that "Moses" is a good example of how easy it is to lose focus.
Technically, Sanjay is correct, but I want to clarify exactly what is what...
It all depends on whether or not you are including adjectives describing the subject as part of your subject. I, personally, don't. I call them adjectives.
With , "Moses is a good example of how easy it is to lose focus," Moses is your subject.
"leading the children of Israel out of Egyptial slavery" is a participial phrase that is describing Moses, and, as such, it is being used as an adjective to describe the subject
Maybe reading the sentence like this will help clarify it for you:
Moses, leading the children out of Egyptian slavery, is a good example of how easy it is to lose focus.
Since you don't use commas and it is a restrictive clause to example what about Moses is a good example, most teachers (including Sanjay), would probably consider it inexorably interwined with the name, Moses.
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