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Welcome to…. Do you say it this way?. A sentence must have a subject and verb that go together. Subject-verb inconsistencies occur when the subject is singular and the verb is plural, or when the subject is plural and the verb is singular. .

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Welcome to l.jpg

Welcome to…

Do you say it this way?


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A sentence must have a subject and verb that go together.


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Subject-verb inconsistencies occur when the subject is singular and the verb is plural, or when the subject is plural and the verb is singular.

  • For example, in the sentence, "John eat vegetables," John, the subject, is singular. Eat, the verb, is plural. We can replace "eat" with "eats."


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What do you mean? Agree?

  • I got a hold of some bad pork chops the other day, and they didn't agree with me. Stomach aches aren't very pleasant. Don't you agree?


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What do you mean? Agree?

  • We all know these meanings of "agree," but when we talk about subject-verb agreement, we're talking about something different: matching subjects and verbs according to number.


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What do you mean? Agree?

  • That is, when you have a singular subject, you have to match it with a singular verb form: The boy plays. When you have a plural subject, you must have a plural verb form: The boys play.


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Can you pick the right verb for this sentence?

  • John ______ outside.

  • A. playing

  • B. plays

  • C. play


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The correct answer is

  • John plays outside.


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Choose the correct verb.

  • The bird _____ in the sky.

  • A. flys

  • B. flies

  • C. flying


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The correct answer is

The bird flies in the sky.


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Choose the correct verb.

  • Kelly and Beth _____ good grades on their report cards.

  • A. make

  • B. makes

  • C. making


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The correct answer is

  • Kelly and Beth make good grades on their report cards.


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Choose the best sentence.

  • A.She gone to the post office.

  • B.She going to the post office.

  • C.She went to the post office.

  • D.She go to the post office.


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Choose the best sentence.

  • A.She gone to the post office.

  • B.She going to the post office.

    • C.She went to the post office.

  • D.She go to the post office.


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    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • We been having hamburgers for dinner.

    • We be having hamburgers for dinner.

    • We are having hamburgers for dinner.


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    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • We been having hamburgers for dinner.

    • We be having hamburgers for dinner.

    • We are having hamburgers for dinner.


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    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • That Jesse, he are a great basketball player.

    • That great basketball player were Jesse.

    • Jesse is a great basketball player.


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    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • That Jesse, he are a great basketball player.

    • That great basketball player were Jesse.

    • Jesse is a great basketball player.


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    Let’s do some more practice.

    • http://english-zone.com/verbs/sub-verbs.html


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    Let’s try a quiz.

    • http://cuip.uchicago.edu/www4teach/97/jlyman/default/quiz/subverbagquiz.html


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