Unit 2: THE SUBJECT
The subject of every sentence is either SINGULAR (= one) or PLURAL (= two or more).
The subject of a sentence is always one of these (with examples):
1st personSINGULAR: I
PLURAL: we, John and I
2nd personSINGULAR: you
PLURAL: you, you and Maria
3rd personSINGULAR: he, she, it, John, Mrs Jones, the doctor, the doctor at the clinic, the doctor at the clinic on the corner, a friend, one of my friends, money, swimming, Canada
PLURAL: they, Mr and Mrs Jones, people, the women, some of my friends from the store, swimming and riding, Canada and England, money problems
The subject can be one word or more than one word.
With 3rd person, it is important to know if the subject is singular or plural because the form of the verb is sometimes different (Unit 4). Only one word of the subject tells you the answer. For example:
one in "one of my friends" is singular.
problems in "money problems" is plural.
subjects with and are plural.
NOTICE: We use I, you, we, they for both men and women.