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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement Questions - Overview

What is the subject of the following sentence?

The consultant, accompanied by her partner and their assistants, is flying to Seoul on a business trip.

Well done!

In 95% of the cases, the subject is what comes before the verb except what's separated from it by a comma. In this sentence, what comes before the verb is is The consultant, accompanied by her partner and their assistants,. For the purpose ofsubject identification, we can ignore the part between the two commas. That leaves us with The consultant, who is indeed the subject of the sentence.

her partner is part of a phrase which is separated from the rest of the sentence by two commas. The purpose of this separation by commas is to show the reader that the part between the commas is not an integral part of the sentence.

Remember that the subject and the verb are never separated by a single comma.

The word assistants is part of a phrase which is separated from the rest of the sentence by two commas. The purpose of this separation by commas is to show the reader that the part between the commas is not an integral part of the sentence.

Remember that the subject and the verb are never separated by a single comma.

The words their assistants is part of a phrase which is separated from the rest of the sentence by two commas. The purpose of this separation by commas is to show the reader that the part between the commas is not an integral part of the sentence.

Remember that the subject and the verb are never separated by a single comma.

her partner and their assistants is part of a phrase which is separated from the rest of the sentence by two commas. The purpose of this separation by commas is to show the reader that the part between the commas is not an integral part of the sentence.

Remember that the subject and the verb are never separated by a single comma.

The phrase accompanied by her partner and their assistants is separated from the rest of the sentence by two commas. The purpose of this separation by commas is to show the reader that the part between the commas is not an integral part of the sentence.

Remember that the subject and the verb are never separated by a single comma.

You're right about the consultant. However, the part that is separated by commas is not the subject. A subject is a crucial part of the sentence, a part that if we delete will make the sentence incomplete and incorrect.

The part that's between the commas - accompanied by her partner and their assistants - is not a crucial part of the sentence. If we delete it, the sentence's correctness will not be affected.

The consultant
her partner
assistants
their assistants
her partner and their assistants
accompanied by her partner and their assistants,
The consultant, accompanied by her partner and their assistants,