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Subject Verb Agreement
Transcript of Subject Verb Agreement
What is it?
Subject-verb agreement simply means the subject and the verb must agree in number. This means both need to be singular or both need to be plural.
his car on Sundays.
ex. Chris and Becky
their cars on Sundays.
What is the rule?
Verbs must agree with their nouns.
In other words:
Singular subjects need singular verbs; plural subjects need plural verbs.
Indefinite pronouns are pronouns that are not definite in meaning. In other words, they are not specific in which noun they replace. They may be singular or plural and must match the verb in number.
an A on his or her final exam so everyone
ex. Many students
an A on their final exam so many students
Mad Libs: Our Crazy Class Trip
It's time for the class trip to Disney World. Mrs. Taylor-Heine
the bus full of
students to the entrance. Both Jordan and Tanner immediately
Mickey Mouse which sends Andrew away hysterically crying. While Hannah
to SeaWorld to save Tilikum, Cassidy, Danny and Makenzie
) on top of Space Mountain. Mackenzie feels
her peanuts. Meanwhile, Ben
Princess Jasmine and Jon must
Aladdin. When riding the teacups, Sabrina
all over Mrs. Taylor-Heine. While Mrs. Taylor Heine
Sabrina, Anastasia and Tanner
their faces while Jackie and Ginny
. No one
on the school trip this year. Everybody
at the happiest place on
. Most students
that night. All
well that ends well.
Here are some Indefinite Pronouns
Singular or Plural
(depending on context)
Rule #1: Words ending in "s" indicating pairs are plural.
ex. My sunglasses
Rule #2: Courses look plural, but aren't plural.
a tough subject.
Rule #3: Quantities are always singular.
ex. Fifty dollars
how much I need to fill up my tank.
Rule #4: "There" is never a subject.
three cats that live in the barn.
Rule #5: Prepositional phrases are not subjects.
ex. Under the bridge