Read the reference material « Different types of topics » and select the sentences with the correct subject-verbal agreement. In some cases, both options may be correct. No one likes conflict and phrases are part of it! We know that each sentence requires a theme and a predicate, but we must also ensure that these two sentences coincide. In the world of grammar, this is called a verb-subject chord. Identifying the causes of frequent errors in the agreement between object verbs will help you avoid these errors in your writing. In this section, the errors of the agreement are examined in more detail in the verb object. The theme of « my conference » is the direction, does not play, so the verb should be singular. The last sentence sounds more familiar than the second sentence, so it is probably better to use the singular subject, the plural subject, the order of the plural series when you write these sentences. Regular verbs follow a predictable pattern. For example, in the singular of the third person, regular verbs always end in -s. Other forms of regular verbs do not stop in -s.
Study the following forms of ordinary verbs in the contemporary form. 6. The words of each, each, neither, nor, nor, nor anyone, no one, no one, no one, no one, no one, no one, and no one are singular and do not require a singular verb. If you associate two names with the conjunction « and » you create a plural theme. For example, she writes every day. Exception: If you use the singular « she, » use plural shapes. For example, the participant was satisfied with his work. You currently play a leadership role in the organization. 2. If two or more individual names or pronouns are bound by or even, use a singular verb.
Note: the themes are highlighted, and the verbs are in italics. However, the plural verb is used when the focus is on the individuals in the group. It`s much rarer. 12. Use a singular verb with each and many of a singular verb. Composite themes combine and adopt a plural form. You may come across sentences in which the subject comes according to the verb rather than in front of the verb. In other words, the object of the sentence may not appear where you expect it to be. To ensure a correct match between the subject and the subject, you need to correctly identify the subject and the verb. 8.
Names such as scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plural verbs. (There are two parts of these things.) The purpose of this activity is to ensure that the verb matches the subject in each sentence in relation to the structure of the sentences. In this sentence, the subject is mother. As the sentence refers only to one mother, the subject is singular. The verb in this sentence must be in the singular form of the third person. Since subjects and verbs are either singular or plural, the subject of a sentence and the verb of a sentence must correspond in the number. That is, a singular subject belongs to a singular form of verb, and a plural subject belongs to a plural form. For more information on topics and verbs, see section 1.1 « Sentence Letter. » Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to learn more about new EF Class content, events and contests.