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    is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    Hi Teacher,

    Please kindly advise me. How to use which one is correct?

    Your cars is/are very nice.
    Its legs is/are dirty.
    Their children is/are cute.

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    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    What do you think are the answers?
    The verb(is/are) always follows the subject.
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    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    'A plural subject takes a plural verb.'── quoted from http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp

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    Please kindly advise me. How which to use. which one is correct?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    Yes, I think "are" is the answer.

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    #5

    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    You are correct. As Ted and Matthew mentioned, subject/verb agreement is between the subject and verb. Singular subject needs a singular verb. Plural subject needs a plural verb.

    Possessive adjectives have no bearing on agreement, because as adjectives, they aren't the subject. You can ignore them for the purpose of determining agreement.
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    #6

    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    Dear Tedmc,Matthew and Skrej,

    Thank you so much for your advice.

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    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    Your clicking on the 'Thank' button has already obviated the need for a new post just to say 'Thank you'.
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    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    Could you tell me? How to get friend in this?
    and why some thread have been closed? How to setting it?

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    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We don't start a question with "How to ..." - we start with "How can I" or "How do we" or "How should I".
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    Re: is / are when use with possessive adjective.

    If you click on a member's profile, you can then click on 'Add a friend'. This will send them a request to accept you as a friend.

    Threads are closed automatically if they have received no response after three months.

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