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    Arrow subject+ to+ verb?

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    Is it grammatically correct to write the following sentence in my lesson plan form to show the role of my students in a certian activity?


    Studnets to underline the nouns and the verbs.

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    Default Re: subject+ to+ verb?

    Welcome to Using English.



    I would suggest "Students will..." or "Students should..." or even "Students will be instructed to..."

    or even the command form: Instruct students to...

    I don't know if you usually write full sentences in your lesson plan.

    (I know your spelling of "students" was just a typo.)
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    Thank you for your input. So, is my sentence wrong? Or acceptable?

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    Do you usually write your lesson plans with full sentences? Or do you usually use a more abbreviated "headline" style form?
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    Default Re: subject+ to+ verb?

    We write full sentences. But, in case I choose to use a 'headline' style, would it be ok to write it this way: Students to + verb?

    Thank you for your cooperation.

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    Default Re: subject+ to+ verb?

    Yes, using a headline style, you could write "Students to underline nouns, verbs." If you're going to use that style, though, use it all the way — omit the articles and so forth.

    For your original question, I really suggest you change "to" to "will" and then you'll be fine. "Students will underline... "
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    Is it grammatically correct to use the following sentence to show students role in a certain activity?


    Students to underline nouns and verbs.

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    Default Re: subject+ to+ verb?

    I have merged the two threads with the same question. Please do NOT post the same question in multiple locations!
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    Default Re: subject+ to+ verb?

    Thank you. It is clear now.


    I posted it in another location because I thought you won't come back to the first post and I still needed more clarification.

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    Default Re: subject+ to+ verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by bayanone View Post
    I posted it in another location because I thought you won't come back to the first post and I still needed more clarification.
    I do sleep sometimes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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