Read the sentence.
When Charles Darwin studied plants on the Galapagos Islands, the naturalist realized that orchids had adapted to attract insects.
Which word or phrase is the complete subject?
Galapagos Islands
Charles Darwin
that orchids
the naturalist

2 Answer

  • Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin is the main subject of the sentence
  • Answer: The phrase that is acting as the subject is "the naturalist".

    Explanation: The subject of a sentence is the person or thing that performs an action or expresses a state. It can be a noun, a noun phrase or a pronoun. Moreover, the verb is the part of the sentence that indicates what the subject is doing or feeling. In other words, the verb provides more information about the subject. In the case of the sentence provided, the subject is "the naturalist", which is a noun phrase, since the verb is making reference to an action that "the naturalist" carried out ("realized").