Subject-Verb Agreement

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Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement

5) The verb is singular if “each,” “every” or “no” comes before the subject.No yelling is allowed. Every man and woman is coming.

3) The verb is plural if two subjects are joined by “and.”The man and the woman were late for the appointment.4) The verb is singular if two subjects refer to the same person or thing and are joined by “and.”Peanut butter and jelly is my favorite sandwich.

2) The words between the subject and verb do not affect agreement. The little girl, who is wearing gloves, is well-dressed.

6) The verb is singular for units of measurement or time.Five minutes is enough time.7) The verb is plural for pronouns.All of them were going to the parade.

Basic Rule:A singular subject takes a singular verb, whereas a plural subject takes a plural verb.

10) The verb is singular for titles of books and movies.The Incredibles is an animated movie.

1) Subjects and verbs must agree in number.The cat meows when he is hungry. The cats meow when they are hungry.

SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT simply means the subject and verb must agree in number. This means both need to be singular or both need to be plural.

8) The verb is singular for indefinite pronouns.Everyone is waiting for the movie to start.9) The verb is singular for collective noun.The crowd is yelling.