Subjects Menu Comments
Subject-Verb Agreement - The subject and verb of a sentence must agree in number (i.e., singular or plural).
Subject-Verb Agreement (Phrase) - The subject and verb of a sentence must agree in number (i.e., singular or plural). Your verb agrees with the noun in the interrupting phrase rather than the subject of the sentence. Rewrite so that the subject and the verb of the sentence agree.
Subjects - The subject of a sentence must be a noun (e.g., student, I, or a verb with -ing added (e.g., learning), verb phrase (e.g., To err is human.), or clause (e.g., What I like is pizza.).
Complete Subject - The complete subject of a sentence includes the noun or pronoun and all of the descriptors of that noun.
Subject Position - The subject of a sentence typically appears prior to the main verb or verb phrase.
Compound Subjects - More than one noun can be joined by a conjunction (e.g., and) to form a compound subject.
Unstated Subjects - Commands sometimes have an implied subject (i.e., the subject is not spelled out within the sentence).
Prepositions - A preposition is a word that links nouns and pronouns to other phrases in the sentence. These prepositional phrases provide further information (i.e., movement or position) about the subject and verb.
Nouns in Prepositional Phrases - Nouns in prepositional phrases are never the subject of the sentence.