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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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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 a 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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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 ...
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Subject and verb of the sentence?

It is unacceptable to submit an essay from a previous course. I am having a hard time finding the verb and the subject of this sentence. I searched online. From what I understood the answer should be ...
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What is the VERB of this sentence

The following sentence is copied from theverge.com: "Tesla is reportedly working on a chip to handle all the tasks needed to power the fleet of fully self-driving cars that its CEO Elon Musk ...
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Where is the subject in 'love is great'?

Is love the subject here? I don't understand it because of verb to be.
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Compound subject with or without conjunction?

1) John, Mary, and Sam are best friends. 2) John, Mary, Sam are best friends. In sentence 1, the compound subject used the conjunction "and"(John, Mary, and Sam) and in sentence 2, without ...
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Is it necessary to repeat the subject after "or" within compound sentences? "He obviously doesn't have a plan, or (he) would have said something."

I am confused with the usage of "or". Here is two sentences that confused me: He obviously doesn't have a plan, or he would have said something. He obviously doesn't have a plan, or would ...
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Choice of appropriate subject word

Which subject word is more common to use in the following sentences, you or I (we)? Is there a shop where you can buy sunglasses? Is there a shop where I (we) can buy sunglasses?
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How can I explain this "Who" question simply to my student?

I'm having trouble explaining to my student why you can't use "do/did" in the following sentence: Who taught you how to play the guitar? He thinks that it's strange there is no "do/does" in the ...
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Can an infinitive form of a verb act as a subject?

I saw in a book a sentence as: To move such a large mass requires a large amount of force. The intersect between the two displacements makes an angle of ninety degrees. What is acting as a ...
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Missed who vs. Missed whom?

I play online multiplayer game clash of clan. Two native English speakers were talking with each other. The first one showed(appeared?) after some days, and then the other person said: Missed who ...
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What is the subject of the sentence "Inside were mounds of gold coins"?

I was wondering what the subject of the following sentence is: Inside were mounds of gold coins. Is it "inside," or "inside is an adverb here? Has the sentence had a "there" before "were" that has ...
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Identifying Subjects

Here is a sentence that I need help with: Across the road lived her boyfriend. Here, live(lived) is the verb. What is the subject? I think it should be 'Her'. Because, we are talking about her ...
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Difference between Was and Were- "It was these months towards which the whole year moved."

It was these months towards which the whole year moved. In this sentence why did the writer not use were in place of was? Since this is an inversion sentence as "it" is used, shouldn't the verb be ...
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"My name Pablo it's said" - What is the subject?

What is the subject in the sentence "My name Pablo it's said" I have a confusion about if this sentence is correct in English and if so what's the subject. How is it analyzed syntactically?
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"It ... how is" vs "It ... how it is"

Is correct to say "how is" in a phrase which the subject was mentioned before? It also showed me how is to ... or It also showed me how it is to ... With "was" I would put the "it" but that is ...
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Implied subject with a conjunction

I'm in the process of proofing an article that's about to be published, but I have a doubt I can't seem to solve or figure out, any advice would be appreciated. The sentence currently is as follows: ...
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Omitting 'that' in this sentence

There is so much (that) is at stake for many. Can we omit 'that' in this sentence?
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Subject & Object forms [duplicate]

"That is me." Why is this incorrect and why should we use "that is I" please? I think we can't say the pronoun "that" can't act as a subject: That is a keyboard. Who is she? Here, too, "who" is not ...
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not all was lost was that..."

From the book "Sapiens": One reason German soldiers and civilians thought not all was lost was that they believed German scientists were about to turn the tide... From the above sentence ...
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"relationships the user KNOWS EXIST" or "relationships the user KNOWS EXISTS" - Why?

Is the following sentence correct? "This limits the algorithm to relationships the user already knows exist." As a non-native English speaker I am struggling to determine which verbs should be ...
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Is it possible to switch the word 'there' with object of preposition?

I am a newbie at this forum. Recently I found a sentence exactly as below: On the bottom of the MetroCard are three arrows and little white letters that say "Insert this way/This side facing you." ...
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What or who is the subject of the verb "run" in the phrase "an economical car to run"?

In the phrase "an economical car to run", I wonder what or who is the subject of the verb "run". I think there are two possibilities. One is that it is the car that "runs". The other possibility is ...
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which is the subject in the phrase "I always believed I was the only one who could make you happy."

Which is the subject in the phrase "I always believed I was the only one who could make you happy."? Is it "I"? Is it "the only one"? or is it some other phrase or word?
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"Only she in the world " or "only her in the world"?

Example: My girlfriend acted her usual self today. She chuckled at my dumb jokes, slung her cute remarks, gaped at the thoughts only she/her in the world found interesting. I searched both ...
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"Going by train always makes me feel tired", what is the subject?

The subject of a sentence is the noun, pronoun or noun phrase that precedes and governs the main verb. The subject is the part of the sentence that performs an action or which is associated with the ...
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Where is the subject? "and injured his left arm severely"

A clause is the smallest unit of English grammar and it is made up of a subject and a verb. To have clauses, we need phrases and with the combination of two or more clauses we get sentences. Grammar ...
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Do we have to use the capital letter for "I" letter in these case?

I'm studying for IELTS myself and I have a question about formal writing. When we use "I" letter in objects and verbs, do we have to use the capital letter even though it's not at the beginning at ...
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Is "he" omitted in this sentence?

Knowledge of Geology.— Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in ...
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"Whether he met them (it) is not clear." Do I have to insert an ''it''?

If I operate an inversion on (1), do I have to use the "it" or not because "Whether he met them" (see 2) looks to act as an it. 1) It is not clear whether he met them. 2) Whether he met them (...
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"Hiding in a wardrobe, I have finally found you!" - Who exactly is hiding in a wardrobe?

You can either think about this way: Someone was hiding in a wardrobe and you found them. Here "hinding in a wardrobe" is used to emphasize our disbelief that this particular person was hiding in ...
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Can a sentence be the subject?

"Which students in the class are allowed to go to the party will be decided by the teacher." I am not sure whether the sentence "Which students in the class are allowed to go to the party" can be ...
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The usage of "with" and "without"

Which one sounds natural for native English speakers among the following three sentences: This door cannot be opened without removing the key from the lock. This door cannot be opened without the key ...
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Leaving out the "subject" at the beginning of a sentence

Leaving out the "subject" at the beginning of a sentence? I think this mostly concerns spoken English! Is this considered grammar correct or just a phenomenon that occurs in intimate conversational ...
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