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    subject verb agreement

    I prefer to live with senior students, because I can barrow their notes or books. Perhaps they can tell me what was their questions. Also, since they are familiar with the professors habits, they can tell me with whom it is better to take a class. In addition, they may tell me which books should I read for my exam.

    Are my sentences proper in English.

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    Re: subject verb agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Perhaps they can tell me what was their questions.
    We use a different order of noun/verb here... your form sounds foreign to me. Also, questions is plural. There are a few minor problems with the rest of your post -- I will let others address those..

    "Perhaps they can tell me what their questions were."

    Not a teacher -- AmE native
    Last edited by allenman; 14-Jul-2011 at 06:54. Reason: Corrected signature

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    Re: subject verb agreement

    OK, it means if I say ''I prefer to live with senior students, because I can barrow their notes or books. Perhaps they can tell me what their questions were. Also, since they are familiar with the professors habits, they can tell me with whom it is better to take a class. In addition, they may tell me which books should I read for my exam''. my setences sounds proper inn English.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: subject verb agreement

    ''I prefer to live with senior students, because I can baorrow their notes or books. Perhaps they can tell me what their questions were. Also, since they are familiar with the professors' habits, they can tell me with whom it is better to take a class. In addition, they may tell me which books should I should read for my exam''. [/QUOTE]The underlined words are more natural as, "... they can tell me who it is better to take a class with".

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    Re: subject verb agreement

    Be careful with the spelling of "borrow" (the verb) as opposed to "barrow" (a noun).

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