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AGREEMENT. Pick up the handout entitled, “Verb Phrases” from the book case. Read the front side carefully . Note: a particle is an item that has grammatical function but does not clearly belong to one of the major parts of speech, such as up in He looked up the word.

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Pick up the handout entitled, “Verb Phrases” from the book case. Read the front side carefully.Note: a particle is an item that has grammatical function but does not clearly belong to one of the major parts of speech, such as up in He looked up the word


Pick up the handout entitled, “How to Find the Subject of a Sentence” from the book case. Read the front side carefully.


Use a clean sheet of paper. Label the page, “Agreement Rules” We will be adding new rules to this page each day.


Copy these rules and complete the exercise

AGREEMENT RULE 1 Rules” We will be adding new rules to this page each day.

Exercise one

Number your paper 1-10. After each number, write whether the word is singular or plural.

Lawyer

Bag

My

Woman

Feet

Books

Ours

Weeks

Sound

Those

When a word refers to one person or thing, it is singular in number. When a word refers to more than one, it is plural in number.

COPY THESE RULES AND COMPLETE THE EXERCISE


Copy these rules and complete the exercise1

AGREEMENT RULE 2 Rules” We will be adding new rules to this page each day.

Generally, nouns ending in –s are plural (friends, girls), but verbs ending in –s are singular (likes, plays).

A verb agrees with its subject in number.

(1)Singular Subjects take singular verbs.

EXAMPLES

My friend likes algebra.

A girl in my neighborhood plays in the school band.

(2) Plural subjects take plural verbs.

EXAMPLES

My friends like algebra.

Several girls in my class play in the school band.

COPY THESE RULES AND COMPLETE THE EXERCISE


Copy these rules and complete the exercise2

AGREEMENT RULE 2 Rules” We will be adding new rules to this page each day.

Since the form of the verb used with singular pronouns I and you is regularly the same as the plural form, agreement in number presents problems mainly in third person forms.

SINGULAR PLURAL

1ST PERSON I help We help

2nd PERSON You help You help

3rd PERSON He, she or it helps They help

COPY THESE RULES AND COMPLETE THE EXERCISE


Copy these rules and complete the exercise3

AGREEMENT RULE 2 Rules” We will be adding new rules to this page each day.

Exercise two

Number your paper 1-10. Write the verb in parentheses that agrees with the subject.

He (was, were)

They (comes, come)

Children (hurries, hurry)

You (has, have)

She (is, are)

Teachers (does, do)

Neighbor (says, say)

It (flies, fly)

Players (goes, go)

They (looks, look)

A verb agrees with its subject in number.

(1)Singular Subjects take singular verbs.

EXAMPLES

My friend likes algebra.

A girl in my neighborhood plays in the school band.

(2) Plural subjects take plural verbs.

EXAMPLES

My friends like algebra.

Several girls in my class play in the school band.

COPY THESE RULES AND COMPLETE THE EXERCISE


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