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Nouns, Verbs, and Subject-verb agreement

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on 7 October 2014

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Transcript of Nouns, Verbs, and Subject-verb agreement

The Life of a Sentence
Nouns
Verbs
Subject Verb agreement

What is a noun ?
Proper nouns vs. Common nouns
Common nouns describe a general person, place, animal or thing such as a restaurant.

A proper noun describes a specific person, place or thing therefore the restaurant name would be specified, Burger King.
Proper nouns are ALWAYS capitalized.
Nouns and verbs work collectively to achieve the main point of the sentence
Examples of verbs
Zach
drove
to Baltimore

Kim
slept
all the way there

James
ate
the whole time

a word used to identify a person, place, or thing
Ex: dog
What is a verb?
a word used to describe an action, or occurrence of the main part of the sentence
Subject Verb Agreement
Subject Verb Agreement
Common Noun:
Flower
Proper Noun:
Sunflower
What is a verb?
A word used to describe the action, state or occurrence of a noun.
Burger King is
closed
today.
Subject verb agreement means the subject and verb must agree in number.
Singular Singular
Plural Plural
My dog always growls at the postal carrier.
Basketballs roll across the floor.
Common Mistakes
In order for a sentence to be grammatically correct nouns and verbs must be agree.
Painting
are
a fun hobby of mine.
Painting
is
a fun hobby of mine.
Noun Verb Subject Verb Agreement
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