Unspoken subject what is it and 100 examples of sentences

Anthony Golden
Unspoken subject what is it and 100 examples of sentences

The tacit subject It is that subject that exists even though it is not mentioned in the sentence. Although the pronoun is not there, it can be deduced from the verb conjugation. For example "we went to the game on Saturday" is a sentence with an unspoken subject ("we" is omitted).

Sentences with an unspoken subject tell the action that takes place but do not illustrate the subject or pronoun that identifies it. A sentence with an unspoken subject will never mention the subject within the sentence.

Omitting the subject in the sentences responds to many aspects, among them it can be the metric in the poetic versification, or that for the aesthetic tastes of the author considers that it is not necessary to place the name or the pronoun in the sentence because it is understood.

In the same sentence there can be two or more tacit subjects, and the actions that take place in the context allow them to be identified. This phenomenon is also called "elliptical subject" or "omitted".

Examples of sentences with an unspoken subject

Examples of unspoken subject

- We went to the beach yesterday. (Unspoken subject: us).

- I was driving quietly and parked. (Unspoken subject: me).

- Where do you think to go? (Unspoken subject: they / they / you).

- He was reassured by what he had been told. (Unspoken subject: him).

- He wanted to go home, but his mother forbade him. (Unspoken subject: he or she).

- Come to me, or I'll tell everyone what you did. (Unspoken subject: you).

- We were on Margarita Island, but everything had changed. (Unspoken subject: us).

- They knew this would happen, but they settled for everything. (Unspoken subject: they / they / you).

- Maybe tomorrow they can catch her, she knows, so she'll run away. (Unspoken subject: her).

- I do not know where we are going to stop, we have to keep walking to see what happens. (Unspoken subject: me).

- Mining ended everything, what could they do? They had to flee. (Unspoken subject: they / they / you).

- He wanted it like that! (Unspoken subject: he / she).

- We were late, there was too much traffic. (Unspoken subject: us).

- The morning was beautiful, but I couldn't see it. (Unspoken subject: me).

- They were behind the table, they had hidden very well. (Unspoken subject: they / them).

- The umbrellas were always there, however, we did not notice that. (Unspoken subject: us).

- From so much walking, the cat was panting. I saw it, and I didn't say anything. (Unspoken subject: me).

- The mountain looked mysterious, she ran to hide, but the wolf caught her. (Unspoken subject: her).

- They knew it well, but they insisted and they got what they got. (Unspoken subject: they / they / you).

- If you are lifted, calm down, take a deep breath, everything will pass. (Unspoken subject: you).

- The situation in Latin America is extremely difficult, I know, but I must continue. (Unspoken subject: me).

- We were afraid of everything, the streets were not the same. (Unspoken subject: us).

Other examples

- They ate what they wanted, now there is no dinner, hold on. (Unspoken subject: they / they / you).

- You wait here for twenty minutes that I am coming. (Unspoken subject: you / me).

- He was always alone, there was a lot of mystery around him. (Unspoken subject: him).

- He barked and barked and nobody heard him, it was his night, his last night, definitely. (Unspoken subject: the dog).

- He meowed and meowed and his owner came over to give him food. (Unspoken subject: the cat).

- We were only there for a while, it was impossible to stay for more than an hour with that smell. (Unspoken subject: us).

- Honestly, I don't know what the drama is about, that was obvious. (Unspoken subject: me).

- He barely managed to say his last quiquiriquí, and the cat ate it. (Unspoken subject: the rooster).

- We go to the house for some water because the thirst is overwhelming. (Unspoken subject: us).

- See what you do with your life, I can't keep supporting you. (Unspoken subject: you).

- He walked slowly, scared, until he reached the high hill. (Unspoken subject: him).

- She did not understand what was happening, she was terrified by everything she saw. (Unspoken subject: her).

- We left because there was nothing else to do. (Unspoken subject: us).

- I will not tell you what to do, you are already grown up. (Unspoken subject: me / you).

- From so much walking they lost faith in life, what else awaited them? (Unspoken subject: they / they / you).

- If you study, you will stop believing in everything that is said. (Unspoken subject: you).

- I had a house, a car, a good job, but everything happened. (Unspoken subject: me).

- The nights would not be the same, she knew, but she still insisted on staying alone. (Unspoken subject: me / her).

- We will walk where it is called to walk, that life has the right path. (Unspoken subject: us).

Other examples

- No matter what you do or don't do, you will always be the bad guy in someone's story. (Unspoken subject: you).

- He will write everything he has lived, he will do it from the soul, as he always has. (Unspoken subject: he / she).

- Their leaves were falling very quickly, they knew that winter was coming soon. (Unspoken subject: them).

- No one is a prophet in their land, I know, but I hoped they would at least be grateful. (Unspoken subject: me).

- It is useless to reach out, they will always do what they please. (Unspoken subject: they / they / you).

- If I knew what it feels like, I would come back to us. (Unspoken subject: he / she).

- Let us walk slowly, we will get where we must, sooner or later. (Unspoken subject: us).

- There was only his incessant chirping, chirping, and so they spent the whole night. (Unspoken subject: they / the chicks).

- Stop there, you know you must pay tribute to the king. (Unspoken subject: you).

- Hey wait, I have to say something. (Unspoken subject: you).

- You will never know what the last word is or the last breath. (Unspoken subject: you).

- Let's try to leave a nice memory, in the end everything is about that, simple memories. (Unspoken subject: us).

- He took with him everything he could, what the suitcase allowed him. (Unspoken subject: he / she).

- They just sat there, there was no time to react to anything. (Unspoken subject: they / you).

- I will tell you only once, so write down well. (Unspoken subject: me / you).

- It was not necessary to speak, we understood everything clearly with each action. (Unspoken subject: us).

- They had to get up early to be able to arrive early for their appointment, they had to be the first to arrive. (Tacit subject: them / you).

- We will walk slowly, as it should be, because the same fate awaits us all. (Unspoken subject: us).

- If I have known, I do not offer anything, I always did it from the heart. (Unspoken subject: me).

- Go to the store to buy several bottles of wine for tonight's party.

- Write in detail each word of what I am going to tell you.

- Take out the kitchen trash when you go out and move your bike out of the garage.

- Monitor all your work and make sure you adhere to time limits.

- He bought the giant apartment that remains on the top floor of the building.

- I drove all morning just so I could get to the place on time.

- He slept running through the night without waking up for a moment.

- Do you think we'll go to the morning play?

- We watched him carefully throughout the night; He tried to run away when he saw what was happening but it was useless.

- I believe that I will never be able to achieve all the goals that I set myself this year.

- They increased the price of apples for the third time so far this year.

- You are sick and have not been able to go to work for three days.

- I'll dance on the floor until my feet can't take it anymore.

- They bought all the pizza slices and there were no more slices available.

- It saddens me to think that I will never be able to see them grow properly.

- How did you find out about such anticipated and scandalous news?

- The notes of the latest work carried out have already been published on the billboard.

- Lend me your notes so I can study for next week's exam.

- I already ordered three cocktails with vodka and lemon juice before eating.

- His dog is a mixed breed and is called Muzzles.

- Tomorrow he will be four years old.

- They are finishing fixing the house so they can move to a bigger place.

- They were stopped on the road, asked to get out of the car and hand over all their official documents.

- No, since I drink the tea without any spoonful of sugar.

- Unfortunately he went through his house from top to bottom and found nothing useful.

- They rested all day so they could go to the party later.

- Moved to Egypt several years ago.

- He does it before every winter comes.

- We ate some tenderloin burgers and tried the salads with dates.

- They must return to finish the unfinished work.

- They sell all the merchandise every week and that is why they must constantly replenish it.

- She wears a green bag all the time.

- He had a very bad traffic accident.

- She is pregnant with triplets.

- His house is at the end of this street.

- Last was the historical poetry narration contest carried out by the mayor's office.

- They are carrying out a school project in a nearby city.

- He's sitting in front of the TV drinking an imported beer.

- He's the programming assistant for a large tech agency.

- They inherited an antique red car with white leather seats.

- You must follow the doctor's instructions to the letter.

- You should not lie to your relatives with such a sensitive topic.

- They own so many real estate properties that they practically own the entire city.

- He traveled to Europe for two months during the summer and found a new job in another country.

- Take this gift from me as it is very important that it reaches their hands.

- I'm very happy to see you so happy despite all the things that happened between us.

- He took up most of the space in the room and then complained about the whole situation throughout his stay.

- They bought the cakes from us at an excellent free market price.

- He laughed like a clown when he saw the whole situation unfold in front of his eyes.

- It has the tradition of making a great meal with a starter, main course and dessert every family gathering..


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