subject verb agreement


what do you consider subject of sentence to be? says plural "were" doesn't agree with singular subject.

See example:

Responsible for identifying compliance requirements associated with each receipt source and for determining those receipts were expended for the intended purpose by reviewing supporting expenditure documentation.
asked Jan 14 '12 at 01:03 tammy New member

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The subject of a sentence is the noun that is doing or being something.  Technically, you don't have a subject in this sentence, and that might be why you are receiving the subject and verb agreement suggestion.

You could add I am responsible, he/she is responsible, you are responsible, etc.

This could be part of a list of some sort, though.  If so, then I think it's fine the way it is. 

link answered Jan 14 '12 at 03:46 Jody M. Expert

thanks-- i thought so but wanted to ck. writing for resume so trying to be concise. tammyJan 15 '12 at 19:48

Resume writing will show up in grammar check as having errors, because many parts aren't actually full sentences - the subject is missing. It is allowed to be implied though in a resume. You're good to go. Patty TJan 16 '12 at 02:00

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