-==EVERYDAY ENGLISH==-

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Re: -==EVERYDAY ENGLISH==-
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2011, 01:52:04 PM »
Miss Basak,
Thanks

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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2011, 01:58:21 PM »
Asking how someone is.............

How are you?
How's your family?
How's the family?
How are you doing?
How are you doing today?
How you doing? (informal)
Are you doing ok?
How are you feeling?
Are you feeling ok?
Are you feeling good?
Are you feeling better today?
How have been?


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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2011, 06:11:06 PM »
Nice post for the students. Thanks for sharing sir.
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Re: -==EVERYDAY ENGLISH==-
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2012, 06:38:14 PM »
Excellent post sir....keep it up.
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Re: -==EVERYDAY ENGLISH==-
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2012, 12:36:58 PM »
Thank you sir for this important post... :)

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« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2012, 01:59:55 PM »
Mr. Tonmoy, Thanks for your feedback.

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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2012, 02:01:21 PM »
Dear Saiful and Narayan Sir,
Thanks for reading it. Please tell your students to follow this link.

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« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2012, 12:04:47 PM »
Carry on...students are having great help from these.

Tank you.

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Re: -==Subject - Verb Agreement==-
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2012, 12:43:20 PM »
Subject and Verb Agreement
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The subject and verb must agree in number: both must be singular, or both must be plural. Problems occur in the present tense because one must add an -s or -es at the end of the verb when the subjects or the entity performing the action is a singular third person: he, she, it, or words for which these pronouns could substitute.
Notice the difference between singular and plural forms in the following examples:
Singular    Plural
The student sings. (He or she sings)   Your children sing. (They sing)
The bird does migrate. (It does)    Those birds do migrate. (They do)
In order to find out if your subject and verb agree, you need to be able to identify the subject of your sentence. Here are some helpful hints that will help you to decipher where your subject is and where it is not.
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Where is my subject?
•   Most likely, your verb will agree with the first noun to the left of the verb:
The Supreme Court judge decides the appropriate penalty.
Subject: judge   Verb: decides
The committee members were satisfied with the resolution.
Subject: members   Verb: were
•   Occasionally, a sentence has the subject after the verb instead of before it. This strategy is often used for poetic effect.
Over the ripples glides a small canoe.
Subject: a small canoe   Verb: glides
There was a well-known writer at the meeting.
Subject: a well-known writer   Verb: was
•   You will not find the subject in a modifying phrase (MP), a phrase that starts with a preposition, a gerund, or a relative pronoun and that modifies the meaning of the noun or subject under discussion.
The group of students is going on a field trip.
Subject: the group   MP: of students   Verb: is
The survey covering seven colleges reveals a growth in enrollment.
Subject: the survey   MP: covering seven colleges    Verb: reveals
The speaker whom you saw at the lecture is one of the state senators from Minnesota.
Subject: the speaker   MP: whom you saw at the lecture   Verb: is
•   If subjects are joined by and, they are considered plural.
The quarterback and the coach are having a conference.
Subject: the quarterback and the coach   Verb: are having
•   If subjects are joined by or or nor, the verb should agree with the closer subject.
Either the actors or the director is at fault.
Subjects: actors, director   Verb: is
Either the director or the actors are at fault.
Subjects: director, actors   Verb: are
•   The relative pronouns (who, whom, which, and that) are either singular or plural, depending on the words they refer to.
The sales manager is a good researcher who spends a great amount of time surfing the Web for information.
Subject: the sales manager   Verbs: is, spends
Sales managers are good researchers who spend a great amount of time surfing the Web for information.
Subject: sales managers   Verbs: are, spend
•   Indefinite pronouns (someone, somebody, each, either one, everyone, or anyone) are considered singular and need singular verbs although they convey plural meaning.
Anyone who wants to pursue higher education has to pass entrance exams.
Subject: anyone   Verbs: wants, has
Everyone on the committee is welcome to express his/her ideas.
Subject: everyone   Verb: is
•   A few nouns can be either plural or singular, depending on whether they mean a group or separate individuals. These words are rarely used as plurals in modern writing.
The jury is sequestered.
Subject: jury   Verb: is
The jury are having an argument.
Subject: jury   Verb: are having
•   A few subjects look plural but are really singular or vice versa.
The news of the discovery is spreading.
Subject: news   Verb: is
The mass media have publicized the facts.
Subject: mass media   Verb: have publicized
The data amaze everyone.
Subject: data   Verb: amaze
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Swapan Kumar Bhowmik
Lecturer, English, DIU