delayed subject

noun

: a subject following its verb when an expletive or an anticipatory subject precedes (as five people in "there are five people here" or to believe that in "it is easy to believe that")

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“Delayed subject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delayed%20subject. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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