Rule 1: A theme will be in front of a sentence beginning with. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-verb-error. The verb comes from the Latin verb, the meaning, a word. It is called that because it is the most important word in a sentence. A verb is a word that is used to affirm something about a person or thing. If the subject is a pronoun, the verb must also personally agree. English pronouns fall into three categories: first person, second person and third person. Question two. Fill out the sentences below with an appropriate help form. (i) You drive continuously for hours. You are very tired. a) b) c) here are the basic rules of the verb-subject agreement.
(b) Only one subject is sometimes confused as a plural, for example. B when it starts with (one of the nis, neither, etc.). Remember that they should be considered singular. Every one of you is wrong. None of them work here. A teacher teaches English. Rule 5b: Parentheses are not part of the subject. For example: Rule 3: The verb in a sentence or/ or sentence or does not agree with the name or pronoun that is closest to it.
Examples Insert the correct form of the contemporary form of verbs in spaces in the following sentences: 1. A good dictionary ………….. A lot of things. (costs) 2. These five chairs………… A thousand rupees. (costs) 3. Ten kilometers………..
A long walk. (be) 4. Sita……….. Next to my house. (live) 5. Bread and butter…………. Healthy food. (be) 6. One of these three boys……….. every year in his classroom. (situation) 7. My kite………..
very high in the sky. (Mouches) 8. You………….. It`s dark. (see) 9. All students of this school…………. English. 10. My lawn ………….. very beautiful in the spring. (see) Answers 1. Cost 2.
Cost 3. is 4. lives 5. is 6. stands 7. Steal 8. Look 9. learn 10. Question 9.
(i) Mathematics is an interesting subject (ii) mathematics has been an interesting subject (iii) Mathematics is an interesting subject (iv) mathematics is/were an interesting subject rule 9: With collective subversives as group, jury, family, public, population, the verb could be singular or plural, depending on, a large part of the public intended the writer. Examples (c) When a sentence begins with “there,” the verb corresponds to the true subject that comes after the verb.