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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


Exercise 1

Exercise 1

Pg 36


Answers
Answers

  • have

  • has

  • flies

  • were

5. sails

6. graze

  • has

  • is


Exercise 2

Exercise 2

Pg 37


Answers1
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


Exercise 3

Exercise 3

Pg 37


Answers2
Answers

  • have – their

  • accompany

  • was

  • enters

  • are

  • have

  • like

  • was

  • are

  • is

  • are

  • enjoy

  • are

  • All

  • fails

  • Both

  • are

  • sails

  • have

  • Does


Exercise 4

Exercise 4

Pg 38


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?