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Subject/verb agreement • Use single subjects with single verbs. • Car moves… Cars move…. • Dolphin leaps… Dolphins leap… • He is… They are…
Clauses/phrases • The number of a subject is not changed by a phrase or clause following the subject • The lights on the Christmas tree create(s) a festive atmosphere. • The lights(on the Christmas tree) create a festive atmosphere.
Indefinite pronouns—pg. 480 • 17d: singular indefinite pronouns are singular. • Everyone was… • Either of the tapes is… • One belongs… • 17e. Plural indefinite pronouns are plural. • Both are… • Few know… • Many walk… • Several have…. • 17f. Some may be singular or plural, depending on the sentence. • All of the fruit looks ripe, All of the pears look ripe.
Plural subjects • Subjects joined by AND usually take a plural verb • Win and Jackson always start my morning off with a smile! • They
Pronouns and antecedents • Pronouns and antecedents must agree in number and gender • Mrs. Garrett lost her mind! • The students lost their free seating at lunch. • If a student were able to go to study hall, they would do better on their tests. WRONG!! • If a student were able to go to study hall, he would do better on his tests.
Assignment • Pg. 479, Ex. 4, #1-10 • Pg. 481, Ex. 5, #1-10 • Pg. 495, Ex. 11, #1-10 • Pg. 500, Rev. G, #1-10