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Subject-Verb Agreement

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Subject-verb agreement
What's the difference between a subject and a verb?
Noun

A person, place, thing, or idea.




BRAINSTORM
ELEMENTS
Pronoun
Subject - a noun/pronoun that is being discussed, described, or dealt with

Verb - action, state, or occurrence of the subject
Indefinite Pronouns
Subject Pronouns
Pronouns that are "not definite". They do not refer to anything specific, making them vague.
Anyone
Somebody
Niether
Most
Examples:
Incorrect:
Everybody
decorate
their locker
Correct:
Everybody

decorates

their
locker.

Incorrect:
Somebody

arrives
to school late
Correct:
Somebody

arrives
to school late.


I:
My family

are
going on vacation.

C:
My family

is
going on vacation.


I: The
group of students

walk
back to class.

C: The
group of students

walks
back to class.


Singular
I
You
He
She
It
Plural
We
You
They
Subject Pronouns
Singular Subject = Singular Verb

Plural Subject = Plural Verb

Subject Pronouns follow a basic and simple rule.
Incorrect:
He

eat
dinner.
Correct:
He

eats
dinner

Incorrect:
They

laughs
at Ms. Maselli's jokes
Correct:
They

laugh
at Ms. Maselli's jokes

My
Vicky
Vicky
Vicky
Vicky
Vicky
Vicky
Vicky
Vicky
Vicky
Collective Nouns
Collective nouns are a combination of plural nouns, but they are followed by a singular verb because the actual "collective" word is singular
Clutter (of kittens)
Army
Family
Pack (of wolves)


Vicky
Types of
pronouns

NOT TO MIX UP WITH... POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES

My

(followed by regular noun)
Your
(followed by regular noun)
His
(followed by regular noun)
Her
(followed by regular noun)
Its
(followed by regular noun)
Ours
(followed by regular noun)
Yours
(followed by regular noun)
Theirs
(followed by regular noun)
Nouns that name the title of something
=>>> They are always singular
Examples:
- The Beatles
is
my favorite band.
- Mandarin
is
my favorite buffet.
- The Book Thief
is
my favorite novel.
Numerical expressions!!
=>>> They can be singular or plural.
Measurements of time, money and distance
are usually singular.
Examples:
- Fifty dollars
is
too much for that.
- Two hours
is
enough to do tonight's homework.
- Two-fifths of the population
are
females.
- One-third of the class
is
good at math.
possessive PRONOUNS
Vicky
Vicky
Mine
Yours
His
Hers

Ours
Yours
Theirs
Used to describe an action of a subject. Singular pronouns require singular verbs; plural verbs require plural verbs.
Examples


Don't
touch
that! It's
theirs
!

This shirt; I
borrowed

hers

Vicky
Reflexive Pronouns
Replace nouns in a phrase. They eliminate repetition and provide better detail.
Vicky
Vicky
Myself
Yourself
Himself
Herself
Itself

Ourselves
Yourselves
Themselves
Reflexive pronouns are used when we want refer back to the subject. You can refer to the subject with noun too.
My
Nouns that come with a phrase

Don't be misled by the phrase that is between the noun/pronoun (subject) and the verb. The verb should agree with the subject, not with the noun/pronoun in the phrase.

Examples:
-
The people
who listen to him
are
few.
-
The woman
with her dogs
walks
down the street.
Sentences beginning with
Here or There
, the subject follows the verb. Since "There" is not the subject, the verb agrees with what follow.

Examples:
- There
are many questions
on the test.
- There
is a hard question

on the test.
- Here
is the phone
you want.
Gerunds

When subjects are linked together by "and", they become plural.

Examples:
-
Reading books is
what I usually do in the free time.
-
Reading books and watching movies are
my hobbies.
Relative pronouns

A relative pronoun
(who, which, that)
used as a subject of an adjective clause takes either singular or plural form of the verb in order to agree with its antecedent.
Examples:
-
The girl
who
is
standing there is my friend.
-
The girls
who
are
playing out there are my friends.
Statements expressing wishes.

They always take "were", even though the subject is "I", "He", "She" or "It".
Examples:

- I wish she
were
here to help us.
- I wish I
were
still on my vacation.
- He wishes it
were
Friday.
Subject Pronoun -> Verb ->
Reflexive Pronoun
H
Examples:

-
I

made
this shirt
myself
-Do you think
Maria

can babysit
by
herself
?
Vicky
V
My
My
My
My
My
Thank You
Uncountable nouns
They are always considered as singular nouns and therefore
they require singular form of verbs.
Examples:
- This
information is
very important.
- This
wine tastes
good.
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