Subject Verb Agreement Packet

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2 (The verb begins is singular to match the subject singular lindae.). II. Plural subjects take the plural. Examples: Cheetahs run faster than most other animals. (The race is plural to be compatible with the plural cheetah subject. New families often settle in our neighbourhood. (The verb move is plural to correspond with plural subject families.). Note that extension -s is often a sign of the singular in the verb. Examples: he screams. Everybody sings. NOTE – If a sentence contains a set of verbs, it is the helping verb that corresponds to the SUBJECT. Examples: the engine is running.

The engines are working. Examples: the girl was sick. The girls were sick. 1 PACKET 1/06 Disk ZZ (52). Instructions for SUBJECT – Word AGREEMENT I. (A) Enter all prepositional sentences. Pay particular attention to prepositionphrases that start examples: each student tries/try hard. 4 Individual SUBJECT , so examples: Each student tries/tries hard.

Use the verb with s. The doctor, like nurses, works hard and works hard. (B) If the SUBJECT is plural, choose the verb that is without s.. It`s over. Subject plural, as well as examples: Glue/glue slightly the windows of the house. Use the verb without s. Girls go and go with their dogs every day. (C) When two subjects are connected by or by nor, the verb usually corresponds to the nearest SUBJECT. Singular SUBJECT , as well examples: Either the vase or the dish was/were a gift.

Use the verb with s. Neither the teacher nor his students were present. Pluriel SUBJECT, then use verb without s. HINT: Try to replace them (plural pronoun), then use a pluralistic verb (without s). Try to replace him or him (singular pronouns), then use a singular verb (with s .). Doctor works Cat runs Windows Stick (It) works (It) works (It) runs (you) 2 PACKET 1/06 disk ZZ (52). 3 With or in. The windows of the house stick/stick slightly. (B) Cross groups of words within commas.

The groups of words between commas often start with: so. Examples: the doctor, as well as the nurses, work and work hard. with. Girls go and go with their dogs every day. with. besides. (C) Cross groups of words that start and include. Examples: the vase or shell was/were a gift.

Neither the teacher nor his students were/were here. II. Find the SUBJECT: (Remember, SUBJECT can`t be one or the words you`ve barred in Number I). Examples subject: All students work and work hard. SUBJECT [girls] go and walk every day with their dogs. SUBJECT either the vase or the [shell] was/were a gift. III. Choose the verb: (A) If the SUBJECT is singular, choose the verb that ends in s. 5 exercise phrases: 1. One of the students (east/are) studying algebra.

2. The exhibition of the artist`s paintings (was/ont) very interesting. 3. Ms. Andrews, with Mr. Stone, voluntary work. 4. All vendors, including Mr. Stone, at the meeting. 5. Each of the girls (do/do) their duties of partial unemployment. 6.

Either Julia or her friends (east/east) are considering participating. 7. The two carpenters (east/are) plan to do the job. 8. Neither the students nor the teacher (will/will) misses the class. 9. Women, as well as men (sing/sing) beautiful. 10. Most nurses (work/work) every day. V. (A) If a relative pronoun (WHO, WHICH, THAT, WHOSE) refers only to a singular verb.

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