Every sentence in English needs a subject and a verb to make it meaningful.
The subject is the noun that performs the action expressed by the verb. For example:
Jack, lying on his bed, loves listening to Rock music.
Here are the three principles regarding subject and verb:
- Subject and Verb must exist
- Subject and Verb must make sense together
- Subject and Verb must agree in number
1) Subject and Verb must exist
An incomplete sentence i.e. either without a subject or a verb is called Fragment.
Wrong: The laptop stored in a drawer.
Why is the above sentence wrong? Because it is a Fragment. It misses a Working Verb.
A Working Verb is a verb that can run a sentence by itself.
The laptop cannot store itself in a drawer. What we mean is:
The laptop was stored in a drawer.
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