2 Subjects and Verbs Must Agree! Every sentence has a subject and a verb.These two must agree, or “sound right.”If a subject is singular, then the verb is also considered singular.If a subject is plural, then the verb is also considered plural.To tell if subject/verb is singular or plural, look at the noun in the subject.
3 Examples:A plant needs air, water and sunlight. (plant is singular, so both the subject and verb are singular)Plants need warmth to grow. (plants is plural, so both the subject and verb are plural).
4 What happens when they are wrong What happens when they are wrong? Tell your partner how you would fix it:The boy eat pizza.(“eat” should be “eats.”)Dogs plays in the yard.(“plays” should be “play.”)
6 Try It! Write S if the sentence has a singular subject and verb and P if the sentence has a plural subject and verb.A house plant grows indoors. _______Herbs are plants used in cooking. _____________Wildflowers grow by themselves outside. _________An evergreen tree keeps its leaves all yearlong. _____________SPPS
7 Practice Write am, is, or are to agree with the subject in each sentence. We ______ learning about plants and trees.A tree ______ is a wooded plant.Write have or has to agree with the subject in each sentence.Evergreens ________ leaves or needles.The desert _____ many plants.ishavehas
8 Proofread Read the following sentences Proofread Read the following sentences. Choose the verb in parentheses that correctly completes each sentence.changeLeaves ______________ color in the fall.(change, changes)10. A cactus plant ________ spines, but noleaves. (has, have)has