compound subjects part one
Active and passive voices
agreement between indefinite pronouns and their antecedents
agreement involving prepositional phrases
Commas Part Five
Commas Part Four
Commas Part One
Commas Part Three
Commas Part Two
complete and simple predicates
complete and simple subjects
compound complex sentences
compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
compound subject and compound predicate
compound subjects part one
Confusing usage words part eight
Confusing usage words part five
Confusing usage words part four
Confusing usage words part one
Confusing usage words part seven
Confusing usage words part six
Confusing usage words part three
Confusing usage words part three 2
Confusing usage words part two
First Capitalization List
Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
Irregular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
irregular verbs part one
irregular verbs part two
Misplaced and dangling modifiers
More Apostrophe Situations
More subject verb agreement situations
Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
Periods Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
pronouns and their antecedents
Quotation Marks Part One
Quotation Marks Part Two
reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
Regular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
regular verb tenses
Second Capitalization List
sentences fragments and run on sentences
singular and plural nouns and pronouns
Sound a like words Part Four
Sound a like words Part Three
Sound a like words Part Two
Sound alike words part one
subject and verb agreement
subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
subject verb agreement situations
the adjective clause
the adjective phrase
the adverb clause
the adverb phrase
The coordinating conjunction
the correlative conjunction
the direct object
the gerund and gerund phrase
the indirect object
the infinitive and infinitive phrase
The nominative case
the noun adjective pronoun question
the noun clause
the object of the preposition
the participle and participial phrase
The possessive case
The possessive case 2
The possessive case and pronouns
the prepositional phrase
the subordinating conjunction
The verb be
the verb phrase
Transitive and intransitive verbs
types of nouns
types of sentences by purpose
Using Capital Letters
what good writers do
is the doer of the action in a sentence. A compound subject
more than one subject.
In each of these sentences, the compound subjects are underlined.
The catand the mouse ran around the room.
Neither the cat nor the mouse heard him.
Both the youngsters and the adults enjoyed square dancing.
Here are two important rules when working with compound subjects. You
will be introduced to several other rules on another page.
➲ Rule #1: Singular subjects joined by and usually agree in number with a
This plant and a large tree were in the photo.
The older boy and his companion have the boxes of fruit.
His dad and my brother are on the same work crew.
➲ Rule #2: Compound subjects that have a single entity agree in number
with a singular verb.
Bacon, lettuce, and tomato is Mitt’s tastiest sandwich. (Bacon, lettuce,
and tomato are a single entity here.)
Chutes and Ladders was Ricky’s favorite game. (Chutes and Ladders is a
game—a single entity.)
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren is a good book to read if
you are interested in politics. (Though the book’s title features a
plural noun, men, the title is considered a single entity. Thus, the
verb is should be used.)
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Benefits of Grapes
Major Dhyan Chand
Most Famous Fictional Robots of All Time
Rules to play Logrolling
Mounting the key log from deep water
To get on the Key Log, stand on either side of the Key Log and place your hands on top of the log.
Throw your outside leg over the Key Log, a motion similar to getting on a horse. Always face toward the center line think of the center of the log as being the head of the horse.
If you are small, put your arm on the top of the log while the log holder turns the Key Log to spin you up to the top.
Place your hands in front of your body and place your feet behind you on the Key Log. As you are standing up, its important to look at the opposite end of the Key Log, not at your own feet. Quickly hop up and face perpendicular to the Key Log.
This should be done in one swift motion. Often, people have a tendency to stand up slowly by moving first to their knees and shins, one at a time, before standing up. It should be done a swift motion.
Keep your knees bent to maintain better balance.
Practice standing up and taking the correct body stance, doing it many times.