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    Sweets are the uses of adversity

    Sweets are the uses of adversity.


    In the above sentence, I thought (subject is `sweets' and predicate is (are the uses of adversity).

    But someone told here `the uses of adversity' is a subject and `sweets' is a predicate.

    So, I got confused.

    Could you help me on this?

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    Re: Sweets are the uses of adversity

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Sweets are the uses of adversity.


    In the above sentence, I thought (subject is `sweets' and predicate is (are the uses of adversity).

    But someone told here `the uses of adversity' is a subject and `sweets' is a predicate.

    So, I got confused.

    Could you help me on this?
    There are two reasons for your confusion.
    • Misquotation. It should be 'Sweet [no s] are the uses of adversity'
    • Inversion: it means 'The uses of adversity are sweet'

    So your informant was right about 'The uses of adversity' being the subject.

    b

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