How to Find a (Grammatical) Subject


Once you locate the verb, put a who or a what in front of it and ask a question:

1. Locate the verb:


Implementation of the suggested reform could be accomplished by regulation within the framework of the current Food and Drug Act.

2. Ask a question:

What could be accomplished by regulation within the framework of the current Food and Drug Act.

3. The answer is the subject:

Implementation of the suggested reform could be accomplished within the framework of the current Food and Drug act. 

If the subjects of your sentences are consistently abstractions (nouns made out of verbs), and if your verbs are consistently empty verbs such as "do," "make," "occur," "have," or "be," then your style is almost certainly wordy, without force or energy. Compare:

We can implement the reform by regulation within the framework of the Food and Drug Act.