What is an implied subject?

1 Answer
Feb 4, 2016

Implied subjects occur when a sentence does not state the doer of the action, but it is clear to whom the sentence is referring.

Implied subjects often occur in imperative sentences (commands). For example, in the sentence:

"Go to the store!"

the subject is not mentioned. The verb, "go", is not paired with a subject, but since the sentence is a command, which would be directed towards the person who is receiving the command, the implied subject is you.

"(You) go to the store!"