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Subjects and Verbs


Subjects and verbs are always paired together in the following ways:

 Subject Verb 

Question 1 Who or what does/did/will do something? What does/did/will the subject do? Question 2 Who or what is having/has had/will have something done to them? What is/was/will be done to the subject? Question 3 Who or what is linked to other words that describe them/it? Which word or words link the subject to other words that describe the subject?


Examples for Question 1: Who or what does/did/will do something? What does/did/will the subject do?

In these examples, the subject will tell "who or what does" something, and the verb will tell "what the subject does." This kind of verb is called an active voice verb.

Example 1: All electronics engineering students take the Prolog to Electronics course. Explanation: Which word tells who does something? The word "students." Therefore "students" is the subject. Which word tells what the students do? The word "take." Therefore "take" is the verb.

Example 2: The instructor for the course taught basic electronics concepts. Explanation: Which word tells who did something? The word "instructor." Therefore "instructor" is the subject. Which word tells what the instructor did? The word "taught." Therefore "taught" is the verb.

Example 3: The course will introduce students to instrumentation. Explanation: Which word tells what will do something? The word "course." Therefore "course" is the subject. Which words tell what the course will do? The words "will introduce." Therefore "will introduce" is the verb.

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