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Subject Verb Agreement. March 10 th , 2014. The plan…. Objectives Review Parts of a sentence and speech Subject-Verb Agreement Speaking Practice Writing Practice Whiteboard Game. Objectives. To recognize parts of a sentence and identify subject case

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subject verb agreement

Subject Verb Agreement

March 10th, 2014

the plan
The plan….
  • Objectives
  • Review
    • Parts of a sentence and speech
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Speaking Practice
  • Writing Practice
  • Whiteboard Game
objectives
Objectives
  • To recognize parts of a sentence and identify subject case
  • To correctly conjugate verbs to match subjects appropriately
review
Review
  • My family has dinner together every night.
review1
Review
  • My family have different plans for vacation.
subject verb agreement 1
Subject-Verb Agreement 1

Subjects and verbs must match accordingly. For example, I am NOT I are.

  • Uncountable nouns (like ??) use singular verbs
    • The milk is on the table.
  • “Each” and “every” use singular verbs
    • Each car has an engine.
  • Some words that end in –s are NOT plural and use singular verbs
    • Physics is easier to learn than English.
speaking practice
Speaking Practice
  • Everyone stands up
  • When you are ready raise your hand
  • When it is your turn please give a sentence with an uncountablenoun,-s noun, or “each/every”
    • Bread is really good with labneh and olives.
    • Mathematics is a difficult subject.
    • Every class has a classroom.
  • If you are correct you may sit down
  • If you can not think of anything, make something up… it is okay^^
subject verb agreement 2
Subject-Verb Agreement 2
  • Two simple subjects with “and” use plural verbs
    • Miss Heather and Becca Teacher are roommates.
  • “a number of” and “a group of” use plural verbs, nouns, and pronouns
    • A number of students are late to class today.
speaking practice1
Speaking Practice
  • Everyone stands up
  • When you are ready raise your hand
  • When it is your turn please give a sentence with an 2 simple subjects, or “a number of/a group of”
    • Sarah and Noufare students.
    • A group of cows are called a herd.
  • If you are correct you may sit down
  • If you can not think of anything, make something up… it is okay^^
subject verb agreement 3
Subject-Verb Agreement 3
  • When a phrase is between the verb and simple subject, it agrees with the simple subject
    • The students at TI schools are smart.
    • The dog with the spots is scratching his fleas.
  • “there + be” or “here + be” agree with the subject after the verb
    • There are many trees in the forest.
    • There is your bag.
speaking practice2
Speaking Practice
  • Everyone stands up
  • When you are ready raise your hand
  • When it is your turn please give a sentence with “there + be”/”here + be” or a phrase between the subject and verb
    • There is a bug on the chair.
    • The bug on the chair is purple.
  • If you are correct you may sit down
  • If you can not think of anything, make something up… it is okay^^
subject verb agreement 4
Subject-Verb Agreement 4
  • “either…or”, “neither…not”, “or” the verb agrees with the closest subject
    • The two cars or big truck is 12,000$.
  • Collective nouns are singular when acting as one unit
    • The team is playing well together.
  • Collective nouns are plural when thought of as individuals or separate entities
    • The herd are dispersing on the field.
speaking practice3
Speaking Practice
  • Everyone stands up
  • When you are ready raise your hand
  • When it is your turn please give a sentence with “either…or”, “neither…not”, “or” or a collective nouns
    • The pack of wolves is hungry.
    • Either the candy or chips are for your snack.
  • If you are correct you may sit down
  • If you can not think of anything, make something up… it is okay^^
practice
Practice
  • Open your grammar booklets to page number 36
  • Complete pages 36, 37 and 38
answers
Answers
  • have
  • has
  • flies
  • were

5. sails

6. graze

  • has
  • is
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Answers
  • Family as a single unit
  • Family made up of individuals
  • Herd as a single unit
  • Herd made up of individuals
  • Your choice, beware of the VERBS
  • Your choice, beware of the VERBS
answers2
Answers
  • have – their
  • accompany
  • was
  • enters
  • are
  • have
  • like
  • was
  • are
  • is
  • are
  • enjoy
  • are
  • All
  • fails
  • Both
  • are
  • sails
  • have
  • Does
answers3
Answers
  • One of my brothers plants fruit in the garden.
  • Correct
  • The earth, along with the other planets, is in continuous motion.
  • The women dancers wear funny skirts
  • He always gets up early.
answers4
Answers
  • None of the money was found.
  • No one believes what you have said.
  • Correct
  • Neither has attended the party.
  • Do the results of the students satisfy you?
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