TITLE

Agree to Agree

AUTHOR(S)
Bilyeu, Suzanne
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Literary Cavalcade;Oct2004, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents instructions by the author on understanding sentence structure in English grammar. To make your subjects and verbs agree, you must first know the subject of the sentence. Sometimes, the placement of a clause or phrase between the subject and the verb confuses the issue. A phrase beginning with a preposition is called a prepositional phrase. It adds information to the sentence but is not part of the subject. When the verb comes before the subject in a sentence, make sure the subject and the verb still agree.
ACCESSION #
14598270

 

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