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Even if we need to limit our consumption of salt, it continues to play an important role in our diets. Main Verbs and Helping Verbs 39 Exercise 4B Underline the subjects of the following sentences once and the verbs twice. Some sentences may have more than one subject, more than one set of verbs, or both. Remember to cross out the prepositional phrases first. 1. Sometimes seemingly ordinary people may do extraordinarily brave things. 2. The courage of these people can serve as an inspiration to all of us.
Three helping verbs That bill should have been paid by now. Underline the subjects of the following sentences once and the complete verbs twice. You could have sold your car for a better price. The weather will be getting warmer soon. You have not been listening to me. Do you have a part-time job? You should have gone to the dentist last week. My cousin may be visiting me this summer. 36 Chapter 4 Remember this rule: The verbs in a sentence include all the main verbs plus all the helping verbs.
The problems of this school district trouble the school board greatly. In the sentence above, the subject is plural (problems). The plural verb trouble agrees with problems, not with the singular object of the preposition (district). The attitude of adolescents is often difficult to understand. The singular verb is agrees with the singular subject attitude, not with the plural object of the preposition (adolescents). Which are the correct verbs in the following sentences? One of the restaurants (serves, serve) Thai food.