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    I will make sure no one else will come with me. <---what is the subject in this sentence? is it "I" if so, isnt that singular then? Why dont i add a "s" to come which makes "comes".


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    also, what is the verb in that sentence?


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    [quote]I will make sure no one else will come with me.

    This is not a simple sentence. It is compound and therefore there are two verbs and two subjects.

    The first verb and subject are I and make sure.

    The second verb and subject are no one else and come.

    As you know, someone, no one, and anyone are always treated as third person singular, and this it why you have to ad an "s" to the verb come that is in present simple tense.

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    Will + infinitve without 'to'. Therefore we never add the 's' after 'will'.

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    [quote="queenmaabd"]
    I will make sure no one else will come with me.

    This is not a simple sentence. It is compound and therefore there are two verbs and two subjects.

    The first verb and subject are I and make sure.

    The second verb and subject are no one else and come.

    As you know, someone, no one, and anyone are always treated as third person singular, and this it why you have to ad an "s" to the verb come that is in present simple tense.
    I agree with your explanation, but the sentence is not compound (two independent clauses); it is complex (one independent and one dependent clause). :wink:


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    Does Simon Fraser University have degrees for Network Enterprise Specialist? <-- is the "degrees" with a "s" correct? If so, what does the sentece mean? Is it saying there is more then one type degree for Network Enterprise Specialist?

    or should i say:

    Does Simon Fraser University a have degree for Network Enterprise Specialist course?

    Does Simon Fraser University have degrees for computer courses? <--Is this more appropriatefor the use of "s"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Does Simon Fraser University have degrees for Network Enterprise Specialist? <-- is the "degrees" with a "s" correct? If so, what does the sentece mean? Is it saying there is more then one type degree for Network Enterprise Specialist?

    or should i say:

    Does Simon Fraser University a have degree for Network Enterprise Specialist course?

    Does Simon Fraser University have degrees for computer courses? <--Is this more appropriatefor the use of "s"?
    I would use "grant" or "offer" for a degree, not "have". One could use either the singular or the plural for degree. :wink:


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    "I have a lot of motorcycles picture." <--I know this is incorrect, but why? what does the sentence mean or this just doesn't make sense at all?

    "I have a lot of motorcycles pictures." <--I know this is incorrect, but why? what does the sentence mean or this just doesn't make sense at all?

    "I have a lot of motorcycle pictures." <--This is what i want to say.


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    "100% other parties fault."
    Why is "parties" not "party"? Is it because "Other" is singular so you add an "S" to party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "I have a lot of motorcycles picture." <--I know this is incorrect, but why? what does the sentence mean or this just doesn't make sense at all?

    "I have a lot of motorcycle pictures." <--This is what i want to say.
    'motorcycle' functions as an adjective: It tells us what kind of 'pictures. Adjectives do not take -s. Nouns do:

    I have three motorcycles. (Noun)
    I have three motorcycle pictures. (Adjective)

    All the best,

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