2 Subject-Verb Agreement Content Area: Language ArtsGrade Level: 9-12Summary: The purpose of this PowerpointContent Standard: EL.1 Demonstrate knowledge of standard English usage, mechanics, spelling, and sentence structure.Learning Objective: The student will use a verb bank to complete each sentence as measured by 90% accuracy on the activity.Accomplishment: After this lesson the students will write sentences with subjects and verbs that agree.
3 Subject-Verb Agreement A verb must agree in number with its subject (singular or plural).The present tense of a regular verb has two forms. One form is used with a singular subject; the other is used with a plural subject.
5 Present Tenses: NounsAss –s or –es to the present tense of the verb when the subject is a singular noun.ExamplesSingular subject:Emily’s dog always barks for biscuits.Plural Subject:Both dogs bark for biscuits.
6 Present Tenses: Pronouns When the subject is a singular pronoun(he she, it), add –s or–es to the verbExamplesSingular Subject:He likes to draw.Plural Subject:They like to draw.
7 Present Tenses: Pronouns When the subject is I or you, use the plural form of the verb.ExamplesI enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with my family.Do you enjoy Thanksgiving?
12 Indefinite Pronouns: Singular Most indefinite pronouns are singular even though their meanings are plural. They take a singular form of the verb.ExampleCorrect: Everyone goes to the beach in the summer.Incorrect: Everyone go to the beach in the summer.
13 Indefinite PronounsSome indefinite pronouns may be singular or plural depending on their use. They are all, any, most, and none.ExampleSingular: All of the money is safe in the bank.Plural: All of the boys are going to the concert.
14 Indefinite Pronouns: Plural Some indefinite pronouns are always plural:both, many, few, others, several.A plural indefinite pronoun takes the plural form of the verb.ExampleSeveral of the people want fruit for dessert.
18 ConclusionToday’s lesson explained subject-verb agreement and how nouns in the subject and verbs in the predicate must change form to make sure they agree.Please visit the following links for more information and activities: