Okay, I am trying to understand the subject of this sentence:
Two plus three equals Five.
Obviously, two plus three is equal to five, I got that. But isn't the "two plus three" part the subject that is equal to five? I mean, it cannont be two or three alone that is equal, that doesn't make any sense.
Please help if you can answer this. I am trying to understand why plus which is a preposition can form this subject.
Okay, that makes sense from what I have found. Thanks
One quick question, can a subject contain a preposition then?
Yeah, that is really interesting. But from a math usage and stand point, the conjunction usage makes the most sense.
I think since i see it as both ways, I will just let this problem go.
I think it is safe to say that I understand what math means, what to do with equations, and when someone states "two plus three is five", it simply is stating that two with the three, will make five.
As for all the englsih, well, math and english are two different subject and I am probably making this into more than it should be. I know better, sorry to confuse everyone.
Thanks for all the help answering the question, I appreciated it. THanks again
No problem. To be honest, I would have thought it a conjunction had I not looked it up!
----- Not an English teacher -----
What equals? In this case, equal is a linking verb.
"The boy with stripped pajamas died."
"The book under the table is not to be read."
"The girl with kaleidoscope eyes taught me English."
The subjects of the above sentences contain prepositions.