Finding Subjects and Verbs

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Finding Subjects and Verbs NOTE: We will use the convention of a thin underline for subjects and a thick underline for verbs. Being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct errors of agreement. Example: The list of items is /are on the desk. Being able to identify the subject and verb correctly will also help you with commas and semicolons as you will see later. Definition. A Verb is a word that shows action ( runs, hits, slides ) or state of being ( is, are, was, were, am, and so on). Examples: He ran around the block. You are my friend. Rule 1. If a verb follows to , it is called an infinitive phrase and is not the main verb. You will find the main verb either before or after the infinitive phrase. Examples : I like to walk. The efforts to get her elected succeeded . Definition . A Subject is the noun or pronoun that performs the verb. Example: The woman hurried. Woman is the subject. Rule 2.
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