Learn to identify nouns in context. Identify which parts of the sentence belong in the "noun" column and which belong in the "not a noun" column. Jennifer took .Tell whether it names a person, place, animal, or thing. 2. With your partner, identify and underline the noun in each sentence below. a..Shakespeare in Love is the subject. Rule 1. To find the subject and verb, always find the verb first. Rule 2. Sentences can have more than one subject and more than one verb. Rule 3. If a verb follows to, it ised an infinitive, and it is not the main verb. Rule 4..