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    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. Why is your gas so cheap compared to other gas stations? (What's the subject and verb for this sentence? Is 'compare' with the -ed correct?)
    2. Why your gas is so cheap compared to other gas stations?

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    The first is correct- the second has no main verb. 'Compared' is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    The first is correct- the second has no main verb. 'Compared' is correct.
    Thanks.

    What is the subject and verb for these?
    1. Why is your gas so cheap compared to other gas stations?
    2. Why your gas is so cheap compared to other gas stations?

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    Re: Questions

    (1) The subject is 'gas' and the verb is 'is'.
    (2) Not an English sentence.

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    Thanks.

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    What is the subject and verb for these sentences?
    1. The expense of all that stuff is leaving you with little real value.
    2. The expenses of all that stuff are leaving you with little real value. (Expense is not countable, so is this wrong?

    3. The toys of all that stuff are leaving you with little real value. (Is this sentence correct? 'are' sounds awkward here? What's the subject and verb?

    Are these correct? What's the subject and verb?
    4. What does #6 and #7 mean? (This is wrong and it should be 'What do #6 and #7 mean?)
    What about this one:
    5. What are the subject and verb? (This is wrong? Why? The subject is not 'subject and verb'?

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    The subject is underlined. 2. is incorrect with 'expenses'. Try, ...expenses for... ; 3. is incorrect with 'toys'. Try, ...toys and all that stuff...

    1. The expense of all that stuff is leaving you with little real value.
    2. The expenses of all that stuff are leaving you with little real value.

    3. The toys of all that stuff are leaving you with little real value.

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    3. is incorrect with 'toys'. Try, ...toys and all that stuff...

    Why can't I use 'toys' without adding 'and'? If the sentence is like this: 'The toys are leaving you with little real value.' it works here?
    3. The toys of all that stuff are leaving you with little real value.


    Are these correct? What's the subject and verb?
    4. What does #6 and #7 mean? (This is wrong and it should be 'What do #6 and #7 mean?)
    What about this one:
    5. What are the subject and verb? (This is wrong? Why? The subject is not 'subject and verb'?

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    3a. is correct; 3b. is incorrect. The problem is this: the preposition 'of' expresses belongs to, so if 'toys' belongs to 'stuff', then it's a part of the stuff, so use the preposition 'in'.

    3a. The toys are leaving you with little real value.
    3b. The toys of all that stuff are leaving you with little real value.

    Re: #4 and #5
    What do you think?

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    Re: #4 and #5
    What do you think?
    4. What does #6 and #7 mean? (This is wrong and it should be 'What do #6 and #7 mean?)
    What about this one:
    5. What are the subject and verb? (This is wrong? Why? The subject is not 'subject and verb'?

    I think #4 and #5 are correct. Is that right? Or should #5 be 'What is the subject and verb'?

    Are these correct? If not, why?
    1. Do you know when the store is closed?
    2. Do you know when is the store closed?
    3. Do you know when is the store is cloed?

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