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Rules Of Subject Verb Agreement Slideshare
Rule #3 3. Don`t be used only with a singular theme. Don`t be used only with a plural theme. The exception to this rule: Pronouns Me and you. For these pronouns, contraction should not be used. He doesn`t like it. You don`t like it. Rule #7 7. Names such as scissors, tweezers, pants and scissors require plural verbs. (There are two parts of these things.) These scissors are dull. These pants are made of wool.
Rule #4 4. Don`t be misled by a sentence that comes between the subject and the verb. The verb is in agreement with the subject, not with a name or pronoun in the expression! One of the boxes is open. There are few people who listen to this music. The team captain and his players are worried. The book, including all chapters in the first section, is boring. The woman with all these dogs walks down my street. 10 Reminders Remember that your theme will NEVER be «there,» so be careful with an unusual word order in your sentences.
ex. There`s papers on the desk. ex. There`s a spider on the wall. Keep in mind that names like mumps, measles, news, mathematics and economics take individual verbs. 11 Other names of memories that end in «s» but are in fact only an object, take the plural verbs. Z.B. Pants, pliers and scissors Remember to check carefully the subjects that are separated from the verb by words or phrases. Ex. John works at the pizza parlor, as do his two friends.
Rule #8 8. In the sentences that begin, there are or there are, the subject follows the verb. Since the subject does not exist, the verb corresponds to the following. There are a lot of questions. There`s a question. Rule #6 6. Names such as citizens, mathematics, dollars, measles and the new ones require singular verbs. The message is at 6:00. Five dollars is a lot of money. 4 Compound Topics If subjects are bound by «or,» «neither/ni,» «not only/but also,» etc., use the subject closest to the verb to determine whether the verb should be singular or plural ex.
Neither the boys nor their sister. ex. Neither the girl nor her brothers do the laundry.