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    Below are a few ways..

    "Below are a few ways we can link ideas together in a sentence. To make a complex sentence we normally should have two things- a dependent clause and an independent clause. A clause is a group of words with both a subject and a verb. An example of a dependent clauses is '….because the weather was cold.'"
    What part of speech ' below are a few ways' belongs to ? Is ' we' the subject of the sentence and link acts as a main verb? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Below are a few ways..

    Quote Originally Posted by jigneshbharati View Post
    "Below are a few ways we can link ideas together in a sentence.
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    Hello, J:

    I am 99% sure that my answer is accurate.

    1. First, let's (mentally) put that sentence in the usual order:

    "A few ways (that) we can link ideas together in a sentence are below."


    a. The subject is "A few ways."

    b. "(that) we can link ideas together in a sentence" is an adjective clause that explains (modifies) "ways."

    c. "are" is NOT a linking verb. It is a full verb. It means something like "to exist."

    d. "below" is an adverb.

    Here is a dictionary sentence: "He jumped from the window into the moat below."

    The dictionary says that "below" in that sentence is an adverb.

    As you have probably already guessed, two words are missing [ellipsis]: "He jumped from the window into the moat that was (existed) below."


    Dictionary source: The New Oxford American Dictionary (2001).
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    Re: Below are a few ways..

    jigneshbharati, please cite the source and author of any text you quote.

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    Re: Below are a few ways..

    Quote Originally Posted by jigneshbharati View Post
    What part of speech ' below are a few ways' belongs to ? Is ' we' the subject of the sentence and link acts as a main verb?
    Ask What part of speech does 'below are a few ways' belong to? Is 'we' the subject of the sentence and does 'link' act as a main verb?

    Also note how I removed spaces after two single quotes and before a question mark, and added single quotes around the word "link".
    I am not a teacher.

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