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AGREEMENT BETWEEN SUBJECT AND PREDI
SUBORDINATE ELEMENTS OF A SENTENCE
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abridged clause accusative adverbial clause antecedent become Ben Jonson better colloquial speech common commonly Compare conjunction construction copula dative described desire elliptical elliptical clauses emphatic employ examples expression feel felt finite verb force full clause function genitive gerund governing noun grammatical idea indefinite relative indicate infinitive clause interrogative intransitive Irish English John limiting adjectives literary language meaning Middle English modern modified negative never nominative noun or pronoun older English older usage originally past perfect past subjunctive person or thing personal pronoun plural popular speech possessive adjective preceding predicate appositive prepositional phrase present participle present perfect present tense principal proposition progressive form reference relation relative clause relative pronoun replaced sentence adverb Shakespeare simple infinitive singular sometimes stands statement stressed subject clause subjunctive forms subordinate clause substantive clause thought tion tive usually verbal form W. D. Howells word word-order