Teaching of Grammar as a Means of Enhancing Language Use: An Appraisal of the Verb and the Complex Subject Relationship

Pam Bitrus Marcus, Faith Danjuma Gaksu, Eric Ganan Pam


This study presents a descriptive analysis of the structural/grammatical relationship that exists between the Verb and the Complex Subject. Data were sourced from related studies and from the observation of oral conversation of individuals. Data analysis reveals that the complex subject is composed of the external noun which is either a word or a group of words with a string of modifiers consisting of different word classes including an internal noun. The analysis further reveals that the number of the external noun is the determinant for the number of agreement for the verb and not the number of the internal noun.


concordance; verb; subject; complex-subject

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