about the english grammar
March 30, 2012 11:17pm CST
i have a question,can i use a verb as the begining of the sentences.like "drive on the road,i can see a lot of cars".is it a complete sentence?or i should write "driving````"
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1 Apr 12
Drive on the road, I can see a lot of cars is not a complete sentence. The following examples would be appropriate sentences: When I drive on the road, I can see a lot of cars. While driving on the road, I can see a lot of cars.
31 Mar 12
As long as there is a subject and a predicate, it's a complete sentence. No matter where you place them or arrange them (even how long they are),the thought and sense should be complete. A verb can usually function as a predicate alone. This is exemplified by the example - I drive a Corvette. The subject is I and the predicate begins with the phrase 'drive a Corvette'. technically, drive is the word and the essential predicate. "a corvette' is only an addendum that gives sense to the whole sentence. On the example you provided, the simple tense of the verb is correct. using 'driving' or the particle kind means that the action is continuing or you're already doing the action when we speak about it. .