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    subject-verb agreement

    Are these sentences correct? May I ask you to correct them if they aren't correct.
    1. ... but the nice part was the trees.
    2. ... and the nice part was the trees and the streets.
    3. ... another fascinating point was the windows.
    Do the subjects and the verbs agree?

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    Re: subject-verb agreement

    None of those are sentences. They are fragments of sentences. In order to tell if they are correct, we need to see the whole sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: subject-verb agreement

    My problem is just about the agreement between the verb and the subject in parts in bold.
    1. When I arrived, everything was shocking, but the nice part was the trees.
    2. I liked the house and the nice part was the trees and the streets.
    3. Everything was almost perfect and nostalgic. Another fascinating point was the windows.

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    Re: subject-verb agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    My problem is just about the agreement between the verb and the subject in parts in bold.

    1. When I arrived, everything was shocking, but the nice part was the trees.
    When I arrived, everything looked shocking except the trees, which were nice.

    2. I liked the house and the nice part was the trees and the streets.
    I liked the house. The nicest parts were the trees and the surrounding streets.

    3. Everything was almost perfect and nostalgic. Another fascinating point was the windows.
    Everything about it was nostalgic. It was almost perfect. A fascinating aspect of it was the windows.
    None of those are natural. I have made suggestions in red above but I'm really not sure what you were trying to say with any of them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: subject-verb agreement

    Many writers struggle when they want to say that a singular thing equates to plural things.

    The one thing I was happiest about was (were??) the beds.
    Make the verb agree with the singular noun that is the subject. (Use "was" in the sentence above.)

    Because it can feel odd to write "was/is [plural noun]" you can always rewrite, as emsr2d2 has above in the first two sentences.
    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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