5.1.1 Subject / Nominative

To be very clear on the subject we go through the single declinations to give you a better understanding.

Within the declination the subject of a sentence is called nominative. To find it, the question is who? It is the basic form of the noun or personal pronoun, without any changes.

  He eats a cake. Who eats a cake? He.
Il mange un gâteau. Qui mange un gâteau? Il (lui).*
  They eat a cake Who eats a cake? They.
Ils mangent un gâteau. Qui mange un gâteau? Ils (eux). *

* Here we have a specialty in French, when asking for subject and answering with the personal pronoun, the accentuated personal pronoun is used. We will come back to this later.

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