Sentence Correction: Subject–Verb Agreement Questions: Overview

What is the main subject of the following sentence?

Among the reasons Jane loves writing novels is her rich imagination.

Excellent!

This is one of the rare cases in which the subject comes after the verb. Changing the word order of the sentence makes easier to identify the subject:

Her rich imagination is among the reasons Jane loves writing novels.

The correct answer is her rich imagination.

Not quite.

This sentence is one of the few sentences (5%) in which the subject comes after the verb. Changing the word order of the sentence might make it easier to identify the subject:

Her rich imagination is among the reasons Jane loves writing novels.

Not exactly.

While imagination is part of the subject, it's not all of it.

Not exactly.

While rich imagination is part of the subject, it's not all of it.

This sentence is one of the few sentences (5%) in which the subject comes after the verb. Changing the word order of the sentence might make it easier to identify the subject:

Her rich imagination is among the reasons Jane loves reading novels.

This sentence is one of the few sentences (5%) in which the subject comes after the verb. Changing the word order of the sentence might make it easier to identify the subject:

Her rich imagination is among the reasons Jane loves reading novels.

Not exactly. Look for the **noun** that is the actor of the **verb** *is*. *Writing novels* does not go along with *is*.

Jane

writing novels

imagination

rich imagination

her rich imagination

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