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Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary What is subject verb agreement?

  • Kunal

    February 22, 2024 at 5:56 pm
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    Subject-verb agreement is a grammatical rule that states that the subject of a sentence must agree with the verb in number. In other words, if the subject is singular, the verb must also be singular, and if the subject is plural, the verb must also be plural.

    To ensure subject-verb agreement, you need to pay attention to the number (singular or plural) of the subject and select the appropriate form of the verb. Here are some examples to illustrate subject-verb agreement:

    Singular subject: “The cat is sleeping.” (The verb “is” agrees with the singular subject “cat.”)

    Plural subject: “The cats are sleeping.” (The verb “are” agrees with the plural subject “cats.”)

    Here are a few more examples:

    Singular subject: “She runs every morning.”

    Plural subject: “They run every morning.”

    Singular subject: “The book was on the table.”

    Plural subject: “The books were on the table.”

    Singular subject: “He plays the piano.”

    Plural subject: “They play the piano.”

    It’s important to maintain subject-verb agreement to ensure grammatical correctness and clarity in your writing or speech.

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