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    Question Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    1) Several in the audience gave the actors standing ovation.

    2) Both Jerry and his sister attended the meeting.

    3) Any of those ideas sounds good to me.

    4) The deer entered the forest at the same place they came out.

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    Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    Hello, I'm 'The French',

    The singular subject is the sentence four.

    I think you can a little seach by youself, it is nor vey hard.
    You need to find the subject (who make the action of the verb) and after if you don't understand one word you take the dictionnay, the Cambridge Dictionnaries Online on internet after you know the right answer.

    I am very kind with you, but try before by yourself.

    Have a nice day.

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    Lightbulb Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello, I'm 'The French',

    The singular subject is the sentence four.

    I think you can a little seach by youself, it is nor vey hard.
    You need to find the subject (who make the action of the verb) and after if you don't understand one word you take the dictionnay, the Cambridge Dictionnaries Online on internet after you know the right answer.

    I am very kind with you, but try before by yourself.

    Have a nice day.
    No, it's sentence # 3.


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    Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    I am not sure #4 contains a singular subject.

    Any of those ideas sounds good to me.

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    Unhappy Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    I am not sure #4 contains a singular subject.

    Any of those ideas sounds good to me.
    Sorry, you right.

    I go to fast.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    I am not sure #4 contains a singular subject.

    Any of those ideas sounds good to me.
    I think sounds is the singular form of the verb.

    He sounds.
    They sound.

    Don't you agree?

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    Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    The subject in #4 could be singular, but the pronoun would have to be singular too.

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    Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The subject in #4 could be singular, but the pronoun would have to be singular too.
    I'm sorry - I don't understand.

    Which pronoun would have to be singular?

    Any of those ideas sounds good to me.

    Any [one] of those ideas sounds good to me.

    Compare: Each of those ideas sounds good to me. Each idea, considered individually sounds good.

    Compare: All of those ideas sound good to me. Here, the difference between 'any' and 'all' is that 'any' implies each one taken individually. Whereas 'all' means the collective group of ideas. [They all sound good.]

    I think sentence #4 has a singular subject, singular verb.


    ...but, I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    "Which pronoun would have to be singular?"


    4) The deer entered the forest at the same place they came out.

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    Re: Which sentence contains a singular subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Which pronoun would have to be singular?"


    4) The deer entered the forest at the same place they came out.

    Oops - I had my numbers mixed up. I was discussing sentence #3.

    I agree with both you and TDOL. The pronoun 'they' would certainly mean that the noun 'deer' is the plural form.

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