In the book Linear Algebra Done Right, it is said that to determine quickly whether a given subset of $V$ is a subspace of $V$, the three conditions, namely additive identity, closed under addition, and closed under scalar multiplication, should be satisfied. The other parts of the definition of a vector space are automatically satisfied.
I think I understand why commutativity, associativity, distributive properties, and multiplicative identity works because their operations are still within the subspace.
But, why don't we need to verify additive inverse, similar to verifying additive identity? Could there be cases where there will be no $v + w = 0$ in the new subspace, $v, w \in U$, $U$ is a subspace?