Identify the Error. Subject-verb agreement. Subject-Verb Agreement Rule 1. Your subject must agree in number with the verb in the sentence. She chucks the ball into the hoop to tie the score in the last second of the game. Cattle are stampeding through the hall!
Way down south,
In Maycomb County
Inside the Radley house
Behind their wall
Of doubt and shame
apart from you
Mocked by day, Shunned by night
Despised by those
both black and white,
I long to . . .
The number of the subject is not determined by a “compound prepositional phrase”
Singular Indefinite Pronouns
anybody everyone one
anyone everything somebody
anything neither someone
each nobody something
either no one
Plural indefinite pronouns
Most of the rule (makes/make) sense.
Most of the rules (makes/make) sense.
None of the pie(was/were) eaten.
None of the pies (was/were) eaten.
All of the rules (was/were) covered.
All of the rule (was/were) covered.
The dance and bonfire were a blast.
Macaroni and cheese is her favorite.
James or Louis knows the score.
Neither our phones nor our doorbells (was/were) working.
Neither the finches nor the cardinals (come/comes) to the birdfeeder.