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For questions about determining the subject of a sentence or clause

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What kind of sentence structure is , “Would that be, If i were a rich man ! ”

What kind of sentence structure is , "Would that be, If I were a rich man ! " Isn't it incorrect English? What kind of sentence is it, that is deemed valid to begin with, Would that be AND why not ...
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Is “Is there to meet you tomorrow possible” possible?

Can you please tell me which sentence is the best choice in terms of grammar. I presume that the third sentence is impossible but I am not able to find out the reason 1. Is it possible to meet you ...
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What does “years of [someone]” mean and how can it be used?

Years of him swearing that he would never end up like his father and he was beginning to become more like him little by little. In the sentence above, is "years of him" the subject? Then, can I use ...
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What is the subject of “to find” in this sentence?

I can't figure out the subject of "to find" in this sentence from a book. It appears to me it should connect with Each habit demands appropriate conditions, making appropriate conditions its subject. ...
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sentence structure analysis

Of all these things Republican leaders made full and vigorous use, sometimes ascribing to the party, in accordance with ancient political usage, merits and achievements not wholly its own. From ...
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'used' vs 'can be used'

it can be used not only at the task, process of an organization but also used to achieve better vertical and/or horizontal integration among the all different levels. VS it can be used not only at ...
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1 Why can't “who played the mini-golf were the guests” be used to emphasize? 2 When no emphasis, it's grammatical, isn't it?

Oxford Guide to English Grammar; John Eastwood; Oxford University Press 1994-09 Page 63 b Look at these examples. A technical fault caused the delay. The guests played mini-golf after ...
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When is inversion between the subject and the object or the subject and the complement possible?

When is inversion between the subject and the object or the subject and the complement possible? For instance: I stood at the window watching the kids play. <---> At the window watching the ...
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Why is an infinitival clause called a clause even if it has no subject?

Usually as how i understand is that a clause is defined as a group of words with a subject & a predicate yet doesn't make complete sense (like a sentence). And a phrase is a group of words with ...
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Application to identify parts of speech

I’m helping my third grader with grammar homework and have differing opinions with some solutions provided to her. Is there an app where we can input sentences and they’ll identify different parts of ...
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Can I explain a process of something in sentences without using “I”?

I am creating a portfolio of design works, which illustrates how each project is made from start to finish. On each project's pages, there are graphic to guide people to read from left to right with a ...
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What does the pronoun “they” refer to in this sentence “in how many ways can they select the host for these championships”

I am reading a textbook on statistics. There is confusion about a paragraph in an exercise. If the NCAA has applications from six universities for hosting its intercollegiate tennis championships ...
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is 'there wasn't much to be changed' correct?

I've finished editing some files and I was about to write a little side note to my friend that went there wasn't much to be changed That sentence popped into my head automatically, but then I ...
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Does “in the state/condition” always need the subject and verb?

The system monitors whether your PC is in a dangerous state where any unknown programs are running on it, and sounds an alert when detecting that your PC is in the state. I would like to know ...
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How does one find the subject in a sentence with more than one verb?

For example, in the sentence “Let me help you” there are two verbs, let and help. Me is an objective pronoun, so that would sound as though it can’t be the subject. But you doesn’t seem to be the ...
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“With Maria we/I solved the problems”

Assume the following: There were problems and Maria and I solved them together. The most straight forward way of telling someone about what happened would be something like: Maria and I solved the ...
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What's the grammar of “Me, Benjamin Clawhauser, … stereotyping you”?

"Zootopia" around 00:14:04/01:48:32 Benjamin Clawhauser: O.M. Goodness... They really did hire a bunny. [Laughs] What!? I gotta tell you, you are even cuter than I thought you'd be! Judy Hopps:...
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Sentence Modifiers are part of complete subjects or complete predicates?

A sentence is made of two parts:[complete] subject and [complete] predicate. I would like to confirm that sentence modifiers are part of the predicate? What confused me was that sentence modifiers ...
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My bicycle, which I've had for more than ten years, is falling apart

I want to determine whether the relative clause is a subject or an object relative clause. Where is the subject and where is the object of the sentence? where is the subject and object of Relative ...
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I'm looking for a clerk who can use a computer well

I'm looking for a clerk who can use a computer well. kindly help me in identifying the function each part of speech is playing in above sentence. for me the confusing area is what is the subject and ...
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Question on active and passive voice

WE can correct the below sentence by adding "was" before assigned verb A new textbook focused on recent advances in artificial intelligence assigned by our instructor. But why do we want to ...
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Relative clause & “whose”

That is the guy whose car is broken. That is the guy whose car I rented. What is the function of "whose" in both of above sentences. Is it subject or object, or something else of the relative ...
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should we put a comma before “and” when it a complete clause as well as item of a list

Please explain why A is correct, and B is incorrect? I am having a lot of confusion with this sentence. First, "please" is an adverb, so let's ignore it; then, we have a verb "explain", but I can't ...
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Composite subject

"We fellows will also get dressed for dinner." What kind of function does the word "fellows" bear in the sentence above ?
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A simple question about v-ing forms in a subordinate clause

If finding any problem, please contact us on xxxxx-xxxxx. When having a problem, please contact us on xxxxx-xxxxx. I think that these types of V-ing forms in these cases should only ...
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the rich man allocated funds

Is there anything semantically odd about the following sentence? I'm particularly interested in the compatibility between the subject the rich man and the predicate allocated funds to the charity. ...
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Compound subject or not

I guess this is too much for one subject. The image of a barbaric mother who commits infanticide to conceal giving birth to a bastard child avoiding stigmatization or legal punishment is reflected ...
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What is the subject for the sentence “kind of”?

The sentence here Kind of makes me wish that I had parents who would arrange a marriage for me if my love life fails. - discussion about marriage in india makes here is predicate verb, Is Kind of,...
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Sentence subject

I would like to ask a question about the following sentence, please: My favorite place is Disneyland. What is the subject of this sentence. Thank you
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what are the subjects of these sentences? [closed]

Another important problem facing us is pollution. Both of the suggestions which were made by him should be discussed. Neither of the proposed plans is likely to work. Much thought was given to ...
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Subject Verb Agreement: Singular and plural

Singular must go with singular and vice versa for plural. However, Grammarly mentioned one sentence as correct and other as incorrect. Please check the below two sentences. I usually post questions ...
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subject object main verb identification

The Mango that i ate was yellow. Kindly help me in identification of Subject, object , helping verb and Main verb in above sentence with explanation.
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Who's the subject of this sentence?

Here is an excerpt from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. What is the subject of the sentence marked in bold? "We need to find her," said Dumbledore. "Professor Mcgonagall, please go to Mr....
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What is monkey's in this simple sentence clause?

If a clause is one subject, one verb; (SV.) and there is one clause in this sentence; then what part of speech is "monkeys"? It seems to me it would be another subject. Mr. Potato Head eats ...
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Use subject in every sentence

In this phrase, is necessary the use of "I" twice? I can do it by myself and I believe that will be no problem Could be: I can do it by myself and believe that will be no problem It looks like ...
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Grammar - is or are based on technical document

In the following sentence, I am unsure as to whether the fact the invention (singular) is made up of claims (plural) makes the subject singular or plural and therefore requires is or are. If one of ...
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Who is the subject of this sentence?

(sentence 1) He saw me happy swimming. (sentence 2) You see me happy working with me. Without any context, who is the subject of the sentences above? In sentence 1, Who is the subject ...
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Please help me identify the subject and predicate in this sentence [closed]

On the top of the hill lives a hermit. Please explain as well.
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Should i specify who is doing the action when I use “it” as dummy subject?

Should i specify who is doing the action when I use "it" as dummy subject? For instance: It would be interesting to tell us about ... Is this okay?
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is there subject in this sentence?

"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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subject “of” or subject “on”

If you were to indicate that a subject belongs to a specific field (say, physics), would you say "the subject on physics" or "the subject of physics"? I found a similar question as to whether "the ...
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Same subject in multiple clauses

From the book "Elements of Style," if two clauses have the same subject and joined by the conjunction "and" then we do not use the subject in the second clause. e.g., He has had several years' ...
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Could you please help me identify the subject of the sentence?

"Years of bitter dispute about whether to progress with the eradication led to a poll..." I'm not sure whether "years" or "dispute" should be subject.
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Are these Dummy subjects?

Are these Dummy subjects? It was nice to see him It's obvious that in this sentence "It" is a dummy subject and the sentence can be reconstructed as "To see him was nice". But what about this: It ...
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Infinitives as subject of sentence

When exercising an infinitive phrase as the subject of a sentence, the available verbs that seem compatible with the NP appear to be minimal, for instance: To achieve outstanding grades during ...
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Should the verb in this sentence be singular or plural “The temperature of the hot and cold reservoirs limit the maximum possible efficiency.”?

The question title says it all. I'm working on the sentence The temperature of the hot and cold reservoirs limit the maximum possible efficiency. And I think the verb should be "limit" because the ...
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Using a whole sentence as a subject to another sentence with gerund

I encountered this following sentence in an article. The upper critical field Hc2(T) is strongly temperature dependent, indicating a multiband superconductivity in this system. I cannot ...
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finding subject in ''main clause''

He drank much whisky and when he was drunk always talked about the great masterpiece he was going to paint. I think the sentence will be He drank much whisky and always talked about the great ...
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'Over' is preposition or adverb in this sentence?

I have a sentence here and hard to judge if it is a preposition or an adverb. "Over 500 people were buried on the grounds." In this sentence 'Over' is in the position of the subject. Would it be ...
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Sentence without a subject

I have learned that each sentence needs to have a subject. In the sentence below, I don't need the subject or I can't identify it there. So, I add the subject using there. Is the first sentence ...