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    #1

    Question English grammarians plz!

    what is the word, you, in the following sentence: subject or object?

    How are you?

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    #2

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    Subject.

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    #3

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamako3 View Post
    Ikramullah, member type: English teacher
    No offence intended, but what do you teach your students?
    I am definitely against this post and consider it offensive. This forum should be a place where everybody feels free to ask her/his questions and express her/his daubts about vocabulary, grammar, ... without risking her/his reputation.

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    #4

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikramullah View Post
    what is the word, you, in the following sentence: subject or object?

    How are you?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    If you arrange the sentence in "regular" order, it may be easier

    to parse (analyze) the sentence:

    You are how?

    You = subject.

    are = verb.

    how = adverb.

    (Of course, only the order "How are you?" is idiomatic. That is,

    how native speakers use the language.)

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    #5

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    I am definitely against this post (#3) and consider it offensive. This forum should be a place where everybody feels free to ask her/his questions and express her/his daubts about vocabulary, grammar, ... without risking her/his reputation.
    I entirely agree with your well-expressed remarks, Khosro.

    It is impossible to welcome new member Bamako to the board after this insulting jibe.

    I reported his post for rudeness some hours ago but it's still there.


    Rover

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    #6

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    I don't think Bamako3 is a new member. We've seen Bamako2 recently. I do believe corum was banned lately too.

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    #7

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    Bamako3:
    Home Country: Argentina
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    #8

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Bamako3:
    Home Country: Argentina
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    You don't speak Bashkir, Mara?

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    #9

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    Nope! I wonder who can teach me.

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    #10

    Re: English grammarians plz!

    I was away and offline for a couple of days and have only just got back. It's sorted, but you'll have to keep looking for a Bashkir teacher, Mara.

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