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Know Your Terminology: Subject and Object

In this worksheet, students practise identifing the subject and object of verbs in different sentences.

'Know Your Terminology: Subject and Object' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar Awareness (learn the grammar of Y5 and 6)

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The subject of a verb is the person, animal or thing that does the action.

The horse ate the apple. 

In this sentence the horse was doing the eating so it is the subject.


The object of a verb is the person, animal or thing that receives the action.

The horse ate the apple.

The apple is the object because it was being eaten.


Every sentence must have a subject, but not all sentences need an object.

The horse neighed.

The horse is the subject of the sentence, but nobody is being neighed, so there is no object.

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