Subject Verb Agreement Rules Ppt Free Download

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11 Other memories Nouns that end in “s” but are in fact only an object adopt plural verbs.B. Pants, pliers, and scissors Remember to carefully look for topics separated from the verb by words or phrases. Ex. John and his two friends work at the pizzeria. Subject-verb concordance Why is it important for subjects and verbs to match in sentences? Words between subject and verb • Sometimes prepositional sentences come between the subject and the verb. • A prepositional sentence is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun. • Frequent prepositions: above, after, at, before, in between, while, for, in, in, in, as, from, on, on the outside, by, verse, with, without, under, above • The verb should not correspond to the subject in a prepositional sentence. Plural (more than one) • Some babies sleep even longer. • There are several babies in this sentence. • The verb “sleep” will only be “sleep” if it is paired with several babies. Singular (one) • Our baby sleeps more than 10 hours a day.

• There is a baby • The verb “sleep” changes to “sleep” when paired with a baby. 10 Memories Remember that your theme will NEVER be “there,” so be careful with an unusual sequence of words in your sentences. Ex. There are papers on the desk. Ex. There is a spider hanging on the wall. Remember that nouns like mumps, measles, news, mathematics, and economics take singular verbs. 4 Composite topics If the topics are related by “or”, “ni”, “not only/but also”, etc., use the subject closest to the verb to determine whether the verb should be singular or plural ex. Neither the boys nor his sister wash the laundry. Ex. Neither the girl nor her brothers wash the laundry.

Exercise 2 Answers • Taste – compound subject • Wear – Plural subject • Have – Composite subject • Speak – Plural subject • See – compound subject • Surrounded – composite subject • Be – plural subject • Sleep – Composite subject • Life – Composite subject • Do – Plural subject Assembled subjects • A compound subject is composed of two subjects, which are connected by a unifying word. • Subjects connected by ET take a plural verb or the verb that corresponds to them….

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