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Grammer check?

 
 
Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 08:48 am
Hello,
Is this sentence below is grammatically correct?
If yes, what is the subject and verb, and what is the tense?

"Everywhere I looked was something I had never seen before.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 10:50 am
@POPSICLE,
What do you think are the subject, verb and tense?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 11:44 am
@POPSICLE,
Pop I dunno about technical aspects of the grammar, but the sentence seems okay to me

"Yes, it does," says our household helper, who is probably also smarter than me

"Pops," what an interesting personal name," also says she
POPSICLE
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 11:51 am
@dalehileman,
Sorry, I don't quite understand what you meant?
POPSICLE
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 11:54 am
@InfraBlue,
lol, that is why I want to know, this sentence is so confused to me.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 12:21 pm
@POPSICLE,
You don't have any ideas as to what they may be?
POPSICLE
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 01:25 pm
@InfraBlue,
I meant, I guess the subject is I, and the tense is in past perfect.
But I really don't understand the part "...looked was..."?
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George
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 01:30 pm
@POPSICLE,
POPSICLE wrote:
. . . "Everywhere I looked was something I had never seen before.
I believe the subject of the sentence is the noun clause
"Everywhere I looked".

The verb is "was" (past tense).
POPSICLE
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 01:44 pm
@George,
Hello George, Thank you for your wonderful response.
But is the noun clause needs some conjunction word in between the action verbs ?

George
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 01:56 pm
@POPSICLE,
I don't understand your question.
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George
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 02:02 pm
I just re-read this. I take back what I wrote.
I think "Everywhere I looked" is an adverb clause.
The subject is an implied "there".
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George
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 02:12 pm
You could also look at it as an inverted-order sentence, making "something"
the subject.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 04:24 pm
@POPSICLE,
Quote:
don't quite understand


Pop I dunno about technical aspects of the grammar (I don't remember enough of the formal rules to give you a good answer), but the sentence seems okay to me

"Yes, it does," says our household helper (hired housekeeper), who is probably also smarter than me

So Pop, any help whatever....
Sage of Main Street
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2016 02:27 pm
@POPSICLE,
"Everywhere I looked there was something..." "There" should be added as the subject of "was."
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2016 08:50 pm
@POPSICLE,
"Everywhere I looked, I had never seen before."
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diana2021
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2021 04:07 am
@dalehileman,
Please advise me a good grammar textbook, for me grammar has always been a weak point. I would be very grateful to you. You seem like a specialist Smile
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2021 04:48 am
@diana2021,
Dalehileman last posted over three years ago, and he was in his eighties then.

I don’t think you’ll get a response.
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