"kindly share how you felt when you heard an announcement that a bus, plane or train you’ve been waiting for will be delayed."

Is there a subject in this sentence? thank you.

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    The matrix clause (the sentence as a whole) is an imperative one where the subject is not overtly stated but is understood as "you". Note that the embedded dependent clauses have overt subjects.
    – BillJ
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 13:33

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Imperative sentences, in English, usually skip the subject and it is understood to be the pronoun that indicates the target of the command:

  • (You) be quiet!
  • (You) sit down!

Indeed, explicitly stating the subject of an imperative actually acts to intensify it, somewhat, in common English usage.

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