Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Cool Second opinion on Main Verbs and Subjects pls help

    Hi guys, think you could give a second opinion for identifying main subj and verbs

    Q1. While she was fixing the computer her children had damaged, he entertained them although he was really tired.

    Main Subject = he
    main verb = entertained

    What is the phrase "while she was fixing the computer her children had damaged," is it a relative clause or adverbial of entertained???

  2. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    #2

    Re: Second opinion on Main Verbs and Subjects pls help

    Hello dranoelwcs

    Main clauses are not headed by a subordinator:


    • While she was fixing the computer <adverbial>
    • he entertained them <main clause>
    • although he was really tired


    A: He entertained them.
    B: When?
    A: While she was fixing the computer. = adverbial

Similar Threads

  1. Identifying subject and verbs????
    By dranoelwcs in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-Oct-2009, 12:34
  2. [Grammar] can u please tell me if its auxiliary verb or main verb?
    By asimrj in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-Mar-2009, 16:32
  3. organization
    By Aldana in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2005, 11:20
  4. Participle verb OR preposition verb?
    By elaineyi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2005, 09:09

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •