Posted by Garrett on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 1:17pm.
Check out the Passive Voice section of this site... There is where you are having a problem.
The child was treated with erythromycin. was=verb treated = subject.
was treated = verb
Then ask yourself WHAT was treated.
Cultures were taken of the throat. were = verb cultures = subject
Cultures IS the subject.
"were" is part of the verb. Ask yourself.. what was the action involving the cultures.
The patient was returned to the recovery room in good condition. was = verb,recovery room = subject
Nope... What is the total action? Then who or what.
Physical examination showed marked irritability. physical examination = verb, irritability = subject
Nope... after you read the site, please repost with your corrected sentences.
Oh, my. You're somewhat confused.
The verb shows action or state of being. The subject tells who or what is doing the action.
1. The child was treated with erythromycin.
The verb is was treated.
Who was treated?
The child was treated. Child is the subject.
2. Cultures were taken of the throat.
Verb = were taken.
What were taken?
Cultures is the subject.
For the rest of the sentences, study the above examples and this site, then repost your answers to the last three sentences.
grammar - Identify the simple subject and simple predicate in each. The elderly ...
Subject-Verb Agreement - Either the interviewer or the committee members usually...
English - How do you determine the correct verb in a compound subject sen.? What...
english/check please - label the subject and the verb of each of each clause. ...
Grammar - Lungs were clear with an occasional cough. verb = were,lungs = subject...
english - I have to circle the simple subject,find the verb,decide if its right ...
English - I need to find the subject and the verb in each sentence. If the ...
GRAMMER - Does this sound ok for a subject verb agreement? Either the ...
English grammar - The words here and there have generally been labeled as ...
English - I need to find the subject and the verb 1.In the!@#$%^&pit the ...
For Further Reading