"What a long day!"

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I know that this is not a complete sentence, but would I technically be able to ask students to find the subject and predicate and they would have to convert the sentence to:

What a long day it is!

And then label "day" as the subject and "is" as the predicate?

 

Or would I just have to say that this is not a sentence, but an exclamatory phrase?

 

Also, for the sentence 

 

"This is my wife."

Would the subject be "This" or "wife" ? Can words like "this" "that" "what" be a subject of a sentence and the thing it refers to be in the predicate?

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