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    grammar question

    In the sentence, " Tom and I are happy " what is the verb ? are or happy ?

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    Re: grammar question

    Welcome to Using English.

    You'll see we say this a lot here: What do YOU think?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: grammar question

    "are" is the Verb and "haapy" is the adjective

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    Re: grammar question

    Your wish to help is appreciated, Mark but, as Barb suggested, we like people to try for themselves first. If they get the answer wrong, this often gives us ideas about how we can really help.

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    Re: grammar question

    Furthermore, Mark, your answer is ungrammatical.

    Please read this extract from the forum's guidelines:


    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language.
    If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

    Rover

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    Re: grammar question

    "aAre" is the Vverb, and "haappy" is the adjective.

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    Re: grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by acge View Post
    In the sentence, " Tom and I are happy " what is the verb ? are or happy ?
    Have you ever happied? Do you plan on happying next week? Have you happied in the past?

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    Re: grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Have you ever happied? Do you plan on happying next week? Have you happied in the past?
    That's a little personal. Don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    That's a little personal. Don't you think?
    I think it is a humorous way of helping him to understand it(In my opinion, of course) but it depends on how the OP takes it.

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    Re: grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Have you ever happied? Do you plan on happying next week? Have you happied in the past?
    As the OP claims to be a native speaker, I think assuming a working knowledge of the definition of "verb" to be premature.

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