{ bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [320, 50] }}, The subject is the entity “doing” the action of the sentence and the verb is the action that subject completes. Copyright © 2016 sentencedict.com All Rights Reserved Contact. var pbMobileHrSlots = [ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, var mapping_leftslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([1063, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]]).addSize([963, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, 'max': 30, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, type: "cookie", expires: 60 In English, a clause acting as the subject of a sentence counts as singular. We don’t always speak in complete sentences, and we often complete each other’s ‘sentences’: Did I tell you I’m going to do a course in um …, Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2020, Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. ga('require', 'displayfeatures'); A sentence is a unit of grammar. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, "error": true, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, userSync: { { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_l = en"); A clause is the basic building block of a sentence; by definition, it must contain a subject and a verb. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, A clause contrasts with a phrase, which does not contain a subject and a verb. Add the power of Cambridge Dictionary to your website using our free search box widgets. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}]; The verb in a clause can be finite Use this pan for the pasta. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, 26. They put a clause in the contract stipulating that the work should be finished by next month. }, iasLog("criterion : cdo_tc = resp"); {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776130', position: 'btf' }}, "login": { "sign-out": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signout?rid=READER_ID"