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2 Subject-Verb Agreement: Helping Words Get Along Jacob M. Lightbody © 2014 An Introduction

3 Subject-verb agreement errors are very common in writing. These errors weaken a writer’s ability to communicate effectively. Fortunately, many of these mistakes can be fixed by paying attention to one simple rule. Introduction:

4 We’d better check to make sure that we know what subject-verb agreement means before we learn the rule. We’ll review the definitions of subjects and verbs on the next slide.

5 Subject-verb agreement means that the subject and the verb in a sentence are used together correctly. Here’s a reminder of what those words mean: Subject = Who or what the sentence is about Verb = What is happening in the sentence (the action)

6 The simple thing to remember about subject-verb agreement is that singular subjects require singular verbs. Likewise, plural subjects require plural verbs. -This is easier than it sounds. Let’s look at some examples! The Rule:

7 Example #1: Singular: He writes well. Plural: We write well. Notice that the verb changes from singular to plural in order to “agree” with the subject.

8 Example #2: Singular: She is going to the store. Plural: We are going to the store. Notice that the verb changes from singular to plural in order to “agree” with the subject.

9 There are a lot of complexities concerning subject-verb agreement that you will need to learn in the future. For now, let’s review the basic rule that we’ll be using today. - Ready?

10 1.) Select the verb that agrees with the subject. We _____ going to the skating party. A.) is B.) are

11 Go Back Go Forward

12 You got it! Go Forward

13 2.) Select the verb that agrees with the subject. We _____ to see the monster movie. A.) want B.) wants

14 Go Back Go Forward

15 You got it! Go Forward

16 3.) Select the verb that agrees with the subject. He _____ late for his bus this morning. A.) was B.) were

17 Go Back Go Forward

18 You got it! Go Forward

19 4.) Select the subject that agrees with the verb. ______ is the new champion. A.) She B.) We

20 Go Back Go Forward

21 You got it! Go Forward

22 5.) Select the subject that agrees with the verb. ______ wish that the rain would stop. A.) He B.) They

23 Go Back Go Forward

24 You got it! Go Forward

25 The End (You did a wonderful job today.)

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