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chapter 3.2 Subjects: "Who or What (Verb)?"

Once you've found the verb of a sentence, you can identify the subject by putting the question "Who or what?" in front of the verb.
Bronson hates jazz.
In this sentence, hates is the verb. You ask, "Who or what hates jazz?
The answer is Bronson, so Bronson is the subject.
Enchiladas aren't always hot. (What aren't hot? Enchiladas)
A friend of mine in San Diego makes them without peppers. (Who makes them ? friend)
Even your picky niece would eat that kind. (Who would eat them? niece)
{You} bring her over on Friday for the big test. (Who brings her? you)
Notice that the last sentence is a command in which the subject is not stated, but it's understood. Asking "Who or what . . .?" reveals that the subject must be you:
{You} give me a bite.
{You} don't put chili sauce on it.
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