SUBJECT and VERBS

by sharmi_rose
(Chennai)

PLEASE EXPLAIN USE OF SUBJECT AND VERB

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Jul 15, 2013
Subject and verb
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Very basically, the subject is whom or what the sentence is about.

For example:

"John rode his bike"

The sentence is about John so he is the subject.

Every subject must have a verb.

The verb then tells you something about the subject. In the above example, it is an action, telling you that John 'rode' his bike.

Verbs are not all action verbs, they can also be linking verbs, telling you something about the subject, such as a description:

"John has red hair"
"John is a teacher"

You can learn a bit more about subject-verb agreement here:
subject-verb-agreement


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how do I identify the subject and object?

by prince patel
(rajkot)

how do I identify the subject and object?

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Sep 21, 2013
Finding subjects and objects
by: IELTS buddy

SUBJECTS

The subject is usually a noun i.e. a person, place, or thing and it will be carring out the action of the verb.

For example:

"JOHN is crying".

"HE jumped over the wall".

SHE agrees with me".

To find the subject you ask questions about the verb - who is crying? who jumped over the wall?

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OBJECTS

Nouns may also function as objects in sentences.

But instead of doing the action, the objects receive it and usually follow the verb.

"He jumped over THE WALL".

She agrees with ME".

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Those are fairly simple examples. You should do some further study to find some more complex examples.

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use of has or have been

by anita
(calgary(ALBERTA) CA)

I am confused while using has been or have been

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Nov 29, 2013
use of has or have been
by: IELTS buddy

This is just 'subject-verb' agreement.

'has' is 3rd person singular:
e.g. he / she / it has been...

'have' is plural:
e.g. we / they have been...

You can learn more about subject-verb agreement here: Subject-verb agreement

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You and I are OR am

by darshana gupta
(India)

Explain how to select a verb when we use You and I as a subject. Also explain similar situations.

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Jul 18, 2013
You and I are OR am
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

If you have 'I' then you use 'am'.

If you have 'you' then you use 'are'.

You can find more about subject verb agreement here:
Subject Verb Agreement

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