Subject and Verb Agreement. Why do Subjects and Verbs have to agree?. What’s wrong with this? Mr. Jefferson eat his peas. Or The ghostly dogs barks at the moon. Or Anyone who think we are wrong is a jerk!. Subjects and Verbs. When we write a sentence we are using subjects and verbs
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What’s wrong with this?
Mr. Jefferson eat his peas.
The ghostly dogs barks at the moon.
Anyone who think we are wrong is a jerk!
Mr. Trasker (writes/write) a letter every day.
Lucy’s dogs (eats/eat) premium duck au l’orange.
Gerbils (decides/decide) where to sleep by smell.
each, one, someone, either, no one, everybody, anybody, everyone, neither, every one, anyone, nobody
The steakshe gave us wasa good quality product.
“steak” is the subject, it is singular. “was” is the verb, it must also be singular
Over one-half of the employees commute(s) on dragons.
The cow’s hunger for barbeque ribs confound(s) zoologists.
A knight on a horse ride(s) into the night.
Depending on what follows these indefinite pronouns, they may be singular or plural.