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English ExposedCommon Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers$
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Steve Hart

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390755

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.001.0001

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Subject and Verb

Subject and Verb

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(p.36) 4 Subject and Verb
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English Exposed
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Steve Hart

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.003.0004

This chapter explains the subject-verb agreement rule for sentences. It gives situations in which it is difficult to recognize the subject in a sentence and then moves on to problems relating to collective nouns. The chapter also explores how the structure of questions is different from that of statements.

Keywords:   subject identification, agreement, repetition, collective nouns, questions, statements

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