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    Subject-Verb Agreement

    Subject-Verb Agreement

    I want to know what the subject in the sentence below is.

    My parents was very inspirational and motivational people in my life.

    My parents were very inspirational and motivational people in my life.

    Is my the subject or parents?

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    Re: Subject-Verb Agreement

    "My" is a possessive adjective; the subject of the sentence - in this case - is a noun phrase. The verb has to agree with that. So...

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    Re: Subject-Verb Agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    Subject-Verb Agreement

    I want to know what the subject in the sentence below is.

    My parents was very inspirational and motivational people in my life.

    My parents were very inspirational and motivational people in my life.

    Is my the subject or parents?
    I don't understand
    Which sentence is correct?
    Can you explain to me the sentence " Is my the subject or parents" ?
    Please sympathize with my superficial knowledge

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    Re: Subject-Verb Agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by aya_aya7121 View Post
    I don't understand
    Which sentence is correct?
    Can you explain to me the sentence " Is my the subject or parents" ?
    Please sympathize with my superficial knowledge
    " Is my the subject or parents" means Is "My" the subject or parents? This is a simple question: Is A B? (Mean: A is B, isn't it? )


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    Re: Subject-Verb Agreement

    But the word "My" modify for what?
    "My parents were very inspirational and motivational people in my life." is correct
    "My parents was very inspirational and motivational people in my life." is incorrect
    Am I right?


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    Re: Subject-Verb Agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    Subject-Verb Agreement

    I want to know what the subject in the sentence below is.

    My parents was very inspirational and motivational people in my life.

    My parents were very inspirational and motivational people in my life.

    Is my the subject or parents?
    The subject is parents; my modifies parents and acts as a determiner.

    Also, sentence 1 is incorrect: parents requires the plural form of to be (were).


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    Re: Subject-Verb Agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by aya_aya7121 View Post
    But the word "My" modify for what?
    It modifies the noun parents by narrowing down the possible identity of the parents.

    It tells the reader that the parents being described are the parents of the writer.

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