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    simple subject and compound sentence/verbs

    "They were married fifty years ago." Is this a sentence with a simple subject (they) and a compound verb "were married" ?

    What is/are the verbs in the sentence "Don't worry !" ? Is it "do", "don't", or "don't worry" ?

    In the sentence "Hurry !", the implied subject is "you". But where to place it : "Hurry you !" or "You hurry !" ?

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    Re: simple subject and compound sentence/verbs

    I am not a teacher.
    Quote Originally Posted by birgit33 View Post
    "They were married fifty years ago." Is this a sentence with a simple subject (they) and a compound verb "were married" ?

    It's passive. They were married [by a preacher] ....

    What is/are the verbs in the sentence "Don't worry !" ? Is it "do", "don't", or "don't worry" ?

    "Do worry" is the verb in emphatic present. "Not" is an adverb. There are many other ways of looking at this, and many different terms one could use. English grammar is not standardized.

    In the sentence "Hurry !", the implied subject is "you". But where to place it : "Hurry you !" or "You hurry !" ?

    It's "Hurry you", actually, but that is of historic interest only. It is not possible to include the pronoun in a simple imperative sentence in modern English.

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