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Subject – Verb Agreement. Grammar Work. Subject & Verb Must Agree. Basic Rules: 1. If you have a singular subject, you must have a singular verb. 2. If you have a plural subject, you must have a plural verb. EXAMPLES:. Sally plays on the swings. Sally and Jeff play on the swings.

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Subject verb agreement

Subject – Verb Agreement

Grammar Work


Subject verb must agree

Subject & Verb Must Agree

Basic Rules:

1. If you have a singular subject, you must have a singular verb.

2. If you have a plural subject, you must have a plural verb.


Examples

EXAMPLES:

  • Sallyplays on the swings.

  • Sally and Jeff play on the swings.

    ****If you notice, the singular subject needs a verb with a “s” at the end.


Let s try some together

My kids (swim/swims) in the lake behind the house.

Larry (smell/smells) the flowers every time he passes the flower store.

Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie (is/are) famous celebrities.

Joey is the strongest candidate; his looks, experience, and intelligence (invite/invites) voters to cast their ballots for him.

Let’s try some together…


When it gets tricky

When it gets tricky!!!!!

  • When people are referred to as one group, or one person in a group, you use a singular verb.

    EXAMPLE: The family (is/are) thoroughly excited to go to Florida over Winter Break.

  • Look out for these tricky group words: everyone, anybody, anyone, everybody, each, nobody, neither, either.


Practice

Practice…

  • They (stands, stand) less than five feet tall.

  • It (inhabit, inhabits) the high plateaus of Tibet.

  • The big striped cats (prowls, prowl) in the Indian forests.

  • Agriculture, industry, and construction (limits, limit) the available space.

  • Everyone (lie, lies) at least once.


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