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1

What is the subject?

None of the guests have arrived.

None. Performed by have arrived (not singular)

2

What's the subject in the sentences below?

There are 10 people in the conference room

Here comes the sun

People, NOT there.

Can rephrase: 10 people are waiting in the conference room

'Here comes the sun." Subject is sun. "Here" does not come, the sun does

3

What is the subject?

Because his jokes are so cruel, we left before the show ended

We

because... is a subordinate clause

4

Can the subject be in a prepositional phrase?

No

5

Is this a complete sentence?

That the charge was true was the worst part

Yes

Rephrase: the worst part was that the charge was true

6

Semicolon rules ;

Do NOT use ; before "and" and "but"

Use ; before "however," if the meaning is contrasting

In every case, the part before and after the ; must be able to stand alone -complete clauses

Meaning of 2 clauses must be closely related

7

Rules of colon :

Connects a complete sentence (before the colon) to a list, example, or explanation

Explanation can use : or ;

The list can only have 1 item