― English Class Pop Quiz: What is the subject in the title of this post? ∙ The answer appears at the end of the post, but by the time you read this, you'll already know. ∙ A reader asks, "What is the subject in the following sentence?? 'There was no chance, however, to stretch our legs.'" ∙ What a great question! The short answer is, the subject is "chance." ∙ Remember that the subject is the person or thing that is being discussed -- what or whom the sentence is [...].