English grammar

A beggar with two children ____ taking a rest in the shade. (be)

In the sentence, the subject is 'a beggar'. 'Two children' is not the sucbject of this sentence. Bracket 'with two children'. Then you can notice that you have to use a singular auxiliary verb 'is' in the blank. Don't forget that a singular subject takes a singular verb. Also don't forget that you should ignore the words between the subject and the verb.

-----------------------------------
Thank you for your help. With your correction, I can know suitable expressions. I appreciate your help.
I have posted an example sentence and the explanation about that. Are the sentences grammatical? If you find any errors, correct them, please.

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 264
  1. All looks good except for one punctuation error, which shows up twice. A period or comma needs to come before the closing quotation mark -- 'a beggar.' and 'children.'

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quote.html
    Scroll down to Punctuation with Quotation Marks for the full explanation.

    Of course, you can avoid this punctuation issue completely by putting those words in italics instead of quotation marks!

    Your sentences are fine; they read very smoothly.

    =)

  2. Thank you. Can we say as follows?

    Parenthesize 'with two children', and find the verb suitable for the subject.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
  3. It would be better to say it this way:

    Put 'with two children' in parentheses, and find the verb that agrees with the subject.

    Making sure the subject and verb match in number (singular or plural) is called subject-verb agreement. Using the word suitable implies being suitable in meaning, whereas agrees with specifically means using singular or plural form correctly.

    There is a verb parenthesize in the dictionary, but it's not often used.
    http://www.answers.com/parenthesize

    =)

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. statistics

    A researcher used an analysis of variance to compare three treatment conditions with a separate sample of n = 8 participants in each treatment. The results of the analysis are shown in the following summary. Fill in all missing

    asked by Robbie on November 15, 2012
  2. maths fraction

    At a concert, 2/7 of the audience were men and 2/5 of the remaining audience were women.The rest were children. a) what fraction of the audience were children? b) If there were 42 children, how many people were in the audience?

    asked by Aina on May 10, 2017
  3. Calculus

    Two math students erect a sun shade on the beach. The shade is 1.5 m tall, 2 m wide, and makes an angle of 60° with the ground. What is the area of shade that the students have to sit in at 12 noon (that is, what is the

    asked by What?! on June 30, 2008
  4. Spanish

    Compared to the rest of the children in the world, children in Costa Rica ____ . a. are very literate*** b. remain uneducated c. are worldly, but literate d. have short school years Just checking my work:) *** - My Answer Thanks,

    asked by Kaai97 on November 9, 2015
  5. Spanish 2

    I am writing things that I do on the ship. Choose the correct verb (based on its meaning) to complete each sentence. A. Taco B. Nado C. Almuerzo D. Juego E. Escucho F. Miro. G. Abro H. Hablo I. Voy J. Como 1. ____ la musica. 2.

    asked by Aspen on September 17, 2013
  1. Math

    In a survey of a TriDelta chapte with 54 member, 20 were taking mathematics, 35 were taking English, and 6 were taking both. How many were not taking either subject?

    asked by Nadine on December 12, 2008
  2. math

    In a survey of a TriDelt chapter with 50 members, 18 were taking mathematics, 37 were taking English, and 7 were taking both. How many were not taking either of these subjects?

    asked by Anonymous on October 9, 2013
  3. Spanish

    Read each sentence. Fill in the blank with the correct present progressive form of verb in parentheses. 1.(recibir) La señorita Pinto ____ muchos documentos. 2.(pagar) Ella's ____ la Puente (the bill). 3.(vivir) Yo _____ en esa

    asked by Confusion on February 25, 2020
  4. Math - Magic Square???

    My daughter is in 2nd grade and has a worksheet called Magic 26. It wants her to use the numbers 1 -12. Each row, column, and diagonal must equal 26. The four corners and four center numbers must equal 26 too. (example of puzzle

    asked by Janel on June 17, 2010
  5. Biology

    Review the image. Select all that apply Original DNA code for an amino acid sequence. ------------------------------------------------------------> DNA Bases--> C A T C A T C A T C A T C A T C A T C A T _____ ____ _____ _____ ____

    asked by KevBoyPerry on February 19, 2019
  6. math

    Write the first six terms of each of the sequences whose nth term is a)(-3)n { ____, ____, ____, ____ , ____, ____ } b)3 – 4n { ____, ____, ____, ____ , ____, ____ }

    asked by mary on September 1, 2012

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.