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I have to find the subjects and verbs in all these sentences, please let me know if I did it correctly. Thank you.


A guy whom I work with has a theory about college students. (Verb=work, has) (Subject=guy, theory)

He believes that students' majors reflect their personalities. (Verb=believes, reflect) (Subject=him, math)


According to him, math attracts people who like clear answers.
(Verb=attracts) (Subject=him, math)

As a result, math students prefer to avoid people, who can be ambiguous.
(Verb=prefer) (Subject=math students)

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 6:56pm

    1.
    Verb: has
    Subject: guy

    2.
    Your verbs are correct
    Your subjects are wrong. Ask who or what is doing this action.

    3.
    The first subject and verb are correct, except the simple subject is just "students."
    There's another clause in this sentence with a subject and verb. What are the subject and verb in this clause?

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7:02pm

    Hi, I have 4 sentences but you have 3 responses. Please let me know which number corresponds which what.

    2. It is majors since that is what we are talking about.

    3. Is that correct?

    4. Verb=avoid, subject=people

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7:14pm

    Sorry I messed up.

    2.
    Verbs: believes, reflects
    Subjects: He, majors

    3.
    Verbs: attracts, like
    Subjects: math, who

    4.
    Verbs: prefer, can be
    Subjects: students, who

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7:57pm

    Thank you so much for helping me with the sentences. I have more (final) and if you could help me with these that would be great. Thank you.


    5. The social sciences which focus on humans and human societies, appeal to more outgoing students. (Verb=focus, appeal) (Subject=social sciences, human societies or students? please let me know why one and why)

    6. Among the humanities, literature students and history students love to argue about everything, which leads many to become lawyers.
    (Verb=to become, argue) (Subjects=students, everything)


    7. Theater and dance students, who excel at performances, are manipulative.
    (Verb=excel, are) (Subjects=students, performances)

    8. Natural science students have dreams that involve exploring the unknown and having something names after themselves.
    (Verb=exploring, have) (Subject=dreams, students)
    Please, give me an explanation for this sentence for whatever corrections.

    9. Business is the major for people who only care about money.
    (Verb=is, care) (Subject=business, money)

    10. My coworker admits that his theory consists of stereotypes.
    (Verb=consists, admits) (Subject=coworker, stereotypes)

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:14pm

    5. The social sciences which focus on humans and human societies, appeal to more outgoing students. (Verb=focus, appeal) (Subject=social sciences, human societies or students? please let me know why one and why)

    social sciences -- appeal
    which -- focus


    6. Among the humanities, literature students and history students love to argue about everything, which leads many to become lawyers.
    (Verb=to become, argue) (Subjects=students, everything)

    literature students, history students -- love
    which -- leads


    7. Theater and dance students, who excel at performances, are manipulative.
    (Verb=excel, are) (Subjects=students, performances)

    students -- are
    students -- excel


    8. Natural science students have dreams that involve exploring the unknown and having something names after themselves.
    (Verb=exploring, have) (Subject=dreams, students)
    Please, give me an explanation for this sentence for whatever corrections.

    The first thing you need to do is find the verbs. Then, ask who or what is doing this.
    The verbs in this sentence are have, involve.

    What do you think are the subjects of these verbs? Who have? What involve?


    9. Business is the major for people who only care about money.
    (Verb=is, care) (Subject=business, money)
    Almost right. The subject of care is not money.

    10. My coworker admits that his theory consists of stereotypes.
    (Verb=consists, admits) (Subject=coworker, stereotypes)
    Your verbs are right, but stereotypes is not the subject of consists.

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:23pm

    Again, thanks a lot. I'm really learning from you. If my reasoning is not correct , please let me know. Thanks.


    8.Who have? Students have dreams so, subject is students. What involves? I still think dreams would be the subject.

    9.who cares? People would be the subject then.

    10.theory b/c theory consists of...

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:33pm

    You're welcome. And I'm glad you're learning. :-)

    8. Students is the subject of have.
    The subject of involve is that, the subject of the adjective clause.

    9. The subject of care is who. It's similar to number 8. Who is the subject of the adjective clause.

    10. Right!

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:44pm

    8. What is an adjective clause? I know what an adjective is.

    have dreams that involve exploring the unknown and having something names after themselves.

    What involves? How is it not dreams? It must be unknown then, but why? Please let me know, thank you!!

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:56pm

    http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/adjectiveclause.htm

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9:10pm

    THANK YOU:)

  • English-Urgent - , Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9:20pm

    You're welcome.

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