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    subject/verb

    Hi there,

    I am trying to help my son with his English papers.
    Can you give me a refresher as to what a subject, and verb is.
    I have been out here reading, but not be able to put it together.

    Thanks


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    Re: subject/verb

    a subject is the one who is doing something

    I, you, he, she, we, they


    a verb is the action they are doing

    drive, talk, run, swim, think etc



    He drives to work every day.

    subject = He verb = drive

    The old lady walked unsteadily across the road.

    subject = The old lady verb = walk

    ok?

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    Re: subject/verb

    Hi jbesteman

    It might be better if you could give is a couple of the sentences your son is working on. That way, we can offer you direct help.


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    Re: subject/verb

    Thanks, that helped...

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    Re: subject/verb

    Quote Originally Posted by the concierge View Post
    a subject is the one who is doing something

    I, you, he, she, we, they


    a verb is the action they are doing

    drive, talk, run, swim, think etc



    He drives to work every day.

    subject = He verb = drive



    The old lady walked unsteadily across the road.

    subject = The old lady verb = walk

    ok?
    Is a subject the one who is doing something?

    Look at this sentence -

    The work was done by John.

    Is the work the one who is doing something?
    Appreciable is your sincerity, but "The subject is what (or whom) the sentence is about, while the predicate tells something about the subject."

    This post maybe irrelevant to the the original question.

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