12 julio, 2024

Tacit subject: what it is and 100 sample sentences

He tacit subject It is that subject that exists despite the fact that 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 a tacit subject («we» is omitted).

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

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

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

Examples of sentences with tacit subject

– We went to the beach yesterday. (Tacit subject: we).

– I was driving calmly and parked. (Tacit subject: me).

– Where do you think to go? (Tacit subject: they/them/you).

– He was calm because of what he had been told. (Tacit subject: he).

– He wanted to go home, but his mother forbade it. (Tacit subject: he or she).

– Come to me, or I will tell everyone what you did. (Tacit subject: you).

– We were on Margarita Island, but everything had changed. (Tacit subject: we).

– They knew this would happen, but they settled for everything. (Tacit subject: they/them/you).

– Maybe tomorrow they can catch her, she knows, so she’ll run away. (Tacit subject: her).

– I don’t know where we’re going to stop, it’s time to keep walking to see what happens. (Tacit subject: me).

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

– He wanted it like that! (Tacit subject: he/she).

– We arrived late, there was too much traffic. (Tacit subject: we).

– The morning was beautiful, but I couldn’t see it. (Tacit subject: me).

– They were behind the table, they had hidden very well. (Tacit subject: they/they).

– The umbrellas were always there, however, we did not notice that. (Tacit subject: we).

– From so much walking, the cat was panting. I saw it, and I didn’t say anything. (Tacit subject: me).

– The mountain looked mysterious, it ran to hide, but the wolf caught it. (Tacit subject: her).

– They knew it well, but they insisted and they got what they got. (Tacit subject: they/them/you).

– If you are raised, calm down, take a deep breath, everything will pass. (Tacit subject: you).

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

– We were afraid of everything, the streets were not the same. (Tacit subject: we).

Other examples

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

– You wait here for twenty minutes before I’m coming. (Tacit subject: you/I).

– He was always alone, there was a lot of mystery around him. (Tacit subject: he).

– He barked and barked and no one heard him, it was his night, his last night, in short. (Tacit subject: the dog).

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

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

– Honestly, I don’t know what all the drama is about, that was obvious. (Tacit subject: me).

– He barely managed to say his last quiquiriquí, and the cat came to eat it. (Tacit subject: the rooster).

– Let’s go home for some water because the thirst is overwhelming. (Tacit subject: we).

– See what they do with their lives, I can’t keep supporting them. (Tacit subject: you).

– He walked slowly, scared, until he reached the high hill. (Tacit subject: he).

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

– We left because there was nothing else to do. (Tacit subject: we).

– I will not tell you what you should do, you are already big. (Tacit subject: I/you).

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

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

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

– The nights would not be the same, she knew, but she still insisted on continuing alone. (Tacit subject: I/she).

– We will walk where we have to walk, that life has the right path. (Tacit subject: we).

Other examples

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

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

– Their leaves fell very quickly, they knew that winter would soon approach. (Tacit subject: they).

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

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

– If she knew what it feels like, she would come back with us. (Tacit subject: he/she).

– Let’s walk slowly, we will arrive where we should, sooner or later. (Tacit subject: we).

– The only thing that could be heard was their incessant peep, peep, and they spent the whole night like that. (Tacit subject: they/the chicks).

– Stop there, you know you have to pay tribute to the king. (Tacit subject: you).

– Hey, wait, I have to say something. (Tacit subject: you).

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

– Let’s try to leave a nice memory, in the end it’s all about that, simple memories. (Tacit subject: we).

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

– They stayed there, sitting, there was no time to react to anything. (Tacit subject: they/you).

– I will tell you only once, so write down well. (Tacit subject: I/you).

– There was no need to talk, we understood everything clearly with each action. (Tacit subject: we).

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

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

– If I had known, I would not offer you anything, I always did it from the heart. (Tacit 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 the kitchen trash out on the way out and move your bike out of the garage.

– Supervise all your work and make sure you meet the time limits.

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

– I drove all morning just to be able to get to the place on time.

– He slept straight 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 think I will never be able to achieve all the goals I set for myself this year.

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

– He is sick and has not been able to go to work for three days.

– I will dance on the floor until my feet can no longer.

– 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 last works carried out have already been published on the billboard.

– Lend me your notes so I can study for the exam next week.

– I already ordered three cocktails with vodka and lemon juice before lunch.

– His dog is a mixed breed and is called Hocicos.

– Tomorrow he will be four years missing.

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

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

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

– Unfortunately, he searched your house from top to bottom and found nothing useful.

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

– He moved to Egypt several years ago.

– He does it before winter comes.

– We ate some tenderloin hamburgers 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 replace it.

– She carries a green bag all the time.

– He had a very serious traffic accident.

– She is pregnant with triplets.

– His house is at the end of this street.

– The contest for the narration of historical poems carried out by the mayor’s office was last.

– They are doing a school project in a nearby city.

– He is sitting in front of the television drinking an imported beer.

– He is the programming assistant of a large technology 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 delicate subject.

– They own so much real estate 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 am very happy to see you so happy despite all the things that happened between us.

– He took up almost all the space in the room and then complained about the whole situation throughout the entire stay.

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

– He laughed like a clown when he saw how the whole situation unfolded in front of his eyes.

– It has the tradition of having a great meal with a starter, a main course and a dessert at each family gathering.


What is an involved subject? (2016) Retrieved from socratic.org
Implied subject independent sentences and commas (2016) Retrieved from english.stackexchange.com
100 examples of sentences with a tacit subject. Recovered from examples.co

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