Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

subject- verb agreement

No description
by

Moa Carlsten

on 30 September 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of subject- verb agreement

Prezi made by:
You adapt the verb after the subject
Eric F
Alexander
Marre
Moa
Ida
Mohammed
Emily
1. Find the subject/s
the thing/s that do/does something
tricky situation #1

Can you remove the rest of the sentence?
subject- verb agreement
Basic principle
How it works:
2. Find the main noun, for example:
The yellow
train
has a lot of problems
3. Find out if the main noun is in plural or singular
4. Modify the main noun with the correct verb
example: Many leading
members
of the opposition party
have
criticized the delay
Blue:
the main noun, plural
yellow:
the verb,plural
How to find the main noun
example: Many leading
members
of the opposition party have criticiced the delay.

You can also write...
Members
have criticised the delay.
And still understand the sentence
By using this technique you can check if you've done it right
Test questions:
Singular subjects take singular verbs
Plural subjects take plural verbs
1.

John
walks

to the store
2.

Jack and John
walk

to the store
The only excuse that he gave for his actions ___ that he ___ tired.
( was/were)

Jean and David___ moving back to Australia. (are/is)

Three sheep___ standing over there (was/were)

The New York Times___ Derek Jones as the fifth richest man in the world. (lists/list)

Politics___ very popular at the university. (is/are)

Police___ that Thomas is in Brazil. (believes/believe)

Mashed potatoes and meatballs___ the most cooked dish in Sweden. (is/are)

The antique paintings on the big wall___ beautiful (is/are)

Every student___tired (was/were)

2 hours___ a quite long time (is/are)

The subject and verb are separated by several words
The
room
with the
flowers

is
/
are
absolutley beautiful
Tricky situations
you adjust the verb after the main noun
(room)
Tricky situation #2

2 subjects connected with and --> plural verb
John

and

Jim

were
shopping
John

and

Sarah

are
students
Tricky situation #3
Tricky situation #4
Tricky situation #8
chair/ chair
s
table /table
s
ex. mathematic
s

Some verbs become plural with a S in the and
And some don't
Here the S doesn't make the noun plural
Examples:
Where
are
the chair
s
?
Mathematic
s

is
my favorite subject
(subjects)
economic
s

The new
s

is
interesting
If many units are put together as one unit it will be considered as one unit. A singular verb will be used.

Examples:
The lorry
,
it's cargo
and

passengers

weighs
around 35 tonnes.
Meat pie
and
peas

is
Tom's favourite at the moment.

If the word
or
is used instead of
and
, we'll use a plural verb
The lorry, it's cargo
or
passengers
weigh
around 35 tonnes
Some words don't end in S but are still plural
mice
feet
teeth
My
teeth

are
very white
Her
feet
are
really soft
The
mice

are
all over the house
Tricky situation #5
If you use the word
there
in the beginning of a sentence, you might need a singular verb or plural verb, it depends on what you say after the word
there
.
There
was
a
gift
on the table
There
were
some

gifts
on the table
Quantitities of time, money, distance --> singular
200 euro

is
a lot of money.
20 km

is
very long.
8 minutes

is
not a long time.
Tricky situation #7
each
/
every
--> singular verb
Each
dog
was
tired.
Every
dog
was
hungry.
Tricky situation #6
Full transcript