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Correcting Subject-Verb Agreement 2

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Correcting Subject-Verb Agreement 2

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Your Turn Read the rules about subject-verb agreement. Then read the paragraph, which has agreement errors. Write the correct version of any verbs that currently do not agree with their subjects, or print the lesson to mark your corrections.

Subject-Verb Agreement Rules:

  1. A singular subject needs a singular verb: The man sings a song.
  2. A plural subject needs a plural verb: The songs sound beautiful.
  3. When two or more subjects are joined by and, the verb is plural: Janice and Terri are singers as well.
  4. When two or more subjects are joined by or, the verb should agree with the last subject. One or more songs are planned.
  5. When words appear between the subject and the verb, make sure you find the true subject: Janice, who sings with the other altos, is a veteran.
  6. In most questions, the subject will appear after the verb, but they still must agree: Where are the tenors sitting?.

 

  • "Oh, Give Me a Home . . ."

    Correcting Subject-Verb Agreement 2
  • "Oh, Give Me a Home . . ." (corrected)

    Correcting Subject-Verb Agreement 2

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