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    Agreement between subject and verb

    "Stapled to the back of these explanations is a highlighted section from the tentative schedule for the convention."

    "Stapled to the back of ..." is a participle phrase, right? Is it acting as the subject of the sentence? So, then, it would be a gerund and would have a singular verb follow, right?


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    Re: Agreement between subject and verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert J. Pohl View Post
    "Stapled to the back of these explanations is a highlighted section from the tentative schedule for the convention."
    "Stapled to the back of ..." is a participle phrase, right? Is it acting as the subject of the sentence? So, then, it would be a gerund and would have a singular verb follow, right?
    Thanks a lot you all,
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    Stapled to the back of these explanations (there) is a highlighted section from the tentative schedule for the convention."


    participle phrase -- YES
    No, it modifies the nominal subject: section

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    Re: Agreement between subject and verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert J. Pohl View Post
    "Stapled to the back of these explanations is a highlighted section from the tentative schedule for the convention."
    "Stapled to the back of ..." is a participle phrase, right? Is it acting as the subject of the sentence? So, then, it would be a gerund and would have a singular verb follow, right?
    Thanks a lot you all,
    Rob

    Hi

    Put it some other way :

    A highlighted section...is stapled to the back of these...

    Subject : section

    Regards,

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    Re: Agreement between subject and verb

    Would a teacher view this post, and answer it, please?

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    Re: Agreement between subject and verb

    The subject is 'a highlighted section'; if you reverse the word order, you'll see:
    A highlighted section is stapled to the back...

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