Lesson 2: THE SUBJECT

The subject of every sentence is either SINGULAR (= one) or PLURAL (= two or more).

The subject of a sentence is always one of these (with examples):

1st person

SINGULAR: I
PLURAL: we, John and I

2nd person

SINGULAR: you
PLURAL: you, you and Maria

3rd person


SINGULAR:
he, she, it, John, Mrs Jones, the manager, the manager of the bookshop, the manager of the store on the corner, a friend, one of my friends, money, swimming, England
PLURAL: they, Mr and Mrs Jones, people, the women, some of my friends from the store, swimming and riding, France and England, money problems

The subject can be one word or more than one word.

With 3rd person, it is important to know if the subject is singular or plural because the form of the verb is sometimes different (Lesson 4). Only one word of the subject tells you the answer. For example:

one in "one of my friends" is singular.

problems in "money problems" is plural.

subjects with and are plural.

NOTICE: We use I, you, we, they for both men and women.

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