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Subject-Verb Agreement. Why is it important that subjects and verbs agree in sentences? . Basics about Subject-Verb Agreement. The subject and the main verb in a sentence must match in number. Singular subjects have singular verbs. Plural subjects have plural verbs. Singular (one).

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Subject verb agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement

Why is it important that subjects and verbs agree in sentences?


Basics about subject verb agreement
Basics about Subject-Verb Agreement

  • The subject and the main verb in a sentence must match in number.

  • Singular subjects have singular verbs.

  • Plural subjects have plural verbs.


Singular one
Singular (one)

  • Our babysleeps more than 10 hours a day.

    • There is one baby

    • The verb “to sleep” changes to “sleeps” when paired with one baby.


Plural more than one
Plural (more than one)

  • Some babiessleep even longer.

    • There are multiple babies in this sentence.

    • The verb “to sleep” becomes just “sleep” when paired with multiple babies.


Words between the subject and verb
Words between the Subject and Verb

  • Sometimes prepositional phrases come between the subject and verb.

  • A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends in a noun.

  • Common prepositions: about, after, at, before, betweenby, during, for, from, in, into, like, of, on, outside, over, through, to, toward, with, without, under, above

  • The verb should agree with the subject NOT the noun in a prepositional phrase.


Examples of sv agreement with prepositional phrases
Examples of SV Agreement with Prepositional Phrases

  • A small bag of potato chips contains 440 calories.

    • A small bagof potato chips contains 440 calories.

  • The tomatoes in this salad are brown and mushy.

    • The tomatoesin this salad are brown and mushy.

  • Books about baseball fill my son’s room.

    • Booksabout baseball fill my son’s room.


Compound subjects
Compound Subjects

  • A compound subject is made up of two nouns connected by a joining word.

  • Subjects joined by AND take a PLURAL verb, or the verb that matches with they.

  • The plural form of a regular verb has NO “s” at the end.


Examples of compound subjects
Examples of Compound Subjects

  • Running and lifting weights are good ways to keep in shape.

    • Running and lifting weights are good ways to keep in shape.

  • Fear and ignorance have a lot to do with hatred.

    • Fear and ignorancehave a lot to do with hatred.



Practice 1 part 1
Practice 1, part 1

  • Complete Practice 1 with a partner. Then you will check your answers with your teacher.

  • Recess time!

  • Reading and writing are important parts of the school day.

  • But games on the playground are, too.

  • The little kids in Teron’s class love racing around on these scooter-boards.

  • The exercise and fresh air benefits their bodies and minds.


Practice 1 part 2
Practice 1, part 2

  • It’s time to head back into class.

  • The smiles on the kids’ faces makeTeron feel good.

  • They remind him of why he is a teacher.

  • Teron grew up in a poor neighborhood without his father around.

  • Drugs and crime were everywhere he looked.

  • The teachers in his own life were very important to him.

  • They let him know they believed he could succeed in life.

  • Adult support and encouragement make a big difference in the life of a child.

  • Teron wants to provide that kind of support to the children he teaches.


Practice 1 part 3
Practice 1, Part 3

  • Boys and girls learn how to be adults from observing grownups around them.

  • Teron saw lots of negative role models, such as drug dealers, as he was growing up.

  • But he focused on the positive people in his life.

  • He hopes the kids in his class do the same thing.


Practice 2 complete independently
Practice 2, Complete independently

  • When complete, you will check your answers with your teacher.


Practice 2 answers
Practice 2 Answers

  • Taste – compound subject

  • Wear – plural subject

  • Have – compound subject

  • Speak – plural subject

  • See – compound subject

  • Surround – compound subject

  • Are – plural subject

  • Sleep – compound subject

  • Live – compound subject

  • Do – plural subject


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