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How nouns are used

As subjects and direct objects of a verb

  • You can use a noun as the subject of a sentence to show the focus or topic of that sentence.
  • The subject acts with a verb to show who or what is doing the action:

Jack (S) sells (V) houses.

  • You can use a noun as the direct object of a transitive (action) verb.
  • The direct object follows the verb to show who or what receives the action of the verb:

Bruce kicked (V) the ball (DO).

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