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    Subject and verb

    Hi can you let me know if this is correct?

    The habitat of the chimpanzees is mainly forests. The subject chimpanzees and verb is "is"


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    Re: Subject and verb

    Quote Originally Posted by sfischpera View Post
    Hi can you let me know if this is correct?

    The habitat of the chimpanzees is mainly forests. The subject chimpanzees and verb is "is"
    The subject is the habitat, not the chimpanzees.

    Try to find a different title for your posts - otherwise people wil think you are asking the same question twice.

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    Re: Subject and verb

    Hi Sfischpera,

    Look at the following:

    chimpanzees ==> plural noun
    is ==> third person singular form of the verb "be"

    Do you have another guess for the subject of the sentence?


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    Re: Subject and verb

    I did think that habitat was the subject and the verb was "is".

    The habitat of the chimpanzees is manily forests.


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    Re: Subject and verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Philly View Post
    Do you have another guess for the subject of the sentence?
    Logic allows two possibilities that respect the number concord:

    1. habitat
    2. The habitat of the chimpanzees


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