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In Laws of motion, There is a condition and its converse

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In Laws of motion, There is a condition and its converse [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2010, 16:04
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In Laws of motion, There is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.

in Laws of motion, There are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

which one is right ?

verb = are
subject = In laws ???
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Re: subject . verb [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2010, 17:39
IMO, B is correct.
Laws cannot be the subject because "its" is singular.
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Re: subject . verb [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2010, 17:46
metallicafan wrote:
IMO, B is correct.
Laws cannot be the subject because "its" is singular.


Good point. I believe that "In laws of motion" is subject. Unfortunately, I don't recall what this is called (it's not a 'compound subject', which refers to something else).
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Re: subject . verb [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2010, 11:13
"In laws of motion" is a prepositional modifier, indicated by the presence of the word "in" - that just tells us where this happens. When you see a phrase beginning with a preposition (like "of", "in", "to", "under", etc.) see if you can establish the rest of the sentence without that phrase (here you certainly can) - if you can, then it's just adding extra information but isn't imperative to the subject-predicate portion of the sentence.
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Re: subject . verb [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2010, 04:59
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"In laws of motion" is a prepositional modifier, indicated by the presence of the word "in" - that just tells us where this happens. When you see a phrase beginning with a preposition (like "of", "in", "to", "under", etc.) see if you can establish the rest of the sentence without that phrase (here you certainly can) - if you can, then it's just adding extra information but isn't imperative to the subject-predicate portion of the sentence.



Hi Brian,

So whats the verb form in this case? I thought condition is subject and IS is verb... but confusing sentence form for sure..
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