Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 month ago

Is "All of us" a subject?

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  • 1 month ago


  • G K
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I agree with most of User's alalysis and explanation above, but the word


     is not a noun. It is an indefinite pronoun, along with any, 

    most, none, some, each, either, neither, something. . .

    and about 18 others listed in a middle school English textbook I keep as a reference. Indefinite pronouns may need a noun referent or other identification, just as the personal pronouns do, in order to be clear about who or what the subject (or object) is, but often they do not have an antecedent, thus making them appear as nouns.  

    In the example in this question, of us, a prepositional phrase, helps to identify the subject, all, as the entire group that the speaker is a part of.-- as contrasted with all of them, some of us, many of the children, either of the brothers, etc. 

    Source(s): Language Network: Grammar, Writing, Communication McDougal, Littell Inc., 2001
  • 1 month ago

    When utilizing the development "we all" as a subject in a sentence, the pronoun remains an item pronoun, in that capacity: All of us are in almost the same situation. The substitute development simply sounds bizarre (to my ears, in any event), despite the fact that it "follows" the subject-action word arrangement: All of we are in almost the same situation.

  • 1 month ago

    All is the subject. 'Us' is just the object of the prepositional phrase. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If you make it into one, yes.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If you make it into one, yes.

  • 1 month ago

    It can be; it can also be an object (as in the sentence "Idiots who don't wear masks are infecting all of us."

  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It can be used as a subject.


    - All of us went to the movies on Saturday.

    It can also be used as an object. Example:

    - They gave free popcorn to all of us.

    "All" is the main word, it is being used as a noun, and so the phrase can be used anywhere that the word "all", when used as a noun, can be used.

    The phrase "of us" is merely a prepositional phrase describing the noun "all". It acts as an adjective.

    Consider these very similar examples:

    - All of the elephants are eating right now. ["All" is the subject.]

    - We bathe all of the children after dinner. ["All" is the direct object.]

    - We gave pens to all of the students. ["All" is the indirect object.]

    And in proper context you can just use the word "all" by itself (but note: normally you would only do so when used as the subject, it's less usual to see "all" by itself used as an object).

    At this kennel we take good care of the dogs. All are fed three times a day.

    An example (a double example) when used as an object:

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    As a noun phrase, yes.  

  • 1 month ago

    It can be, but strictly speaking, it would be "all".  the "of part" is an add-on, a clarifying term that adds info to "all".  If you are splitting a sentence into subject and predicate, the core subject and its add-ons would be called the subject.  If you are looking at the word which matches the verb, though, in your example, that word is "all".

    It might even be that "all of us" is not the subject, but is instead the object, or indirect object: He gave gifts to all of us.  So, you have to be more clear in the question if you want an accurate answer.  A phrase is not a subject or a verb or a predicate or an object, until it is put into a context.

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