Subject-Verb Agreement Unit-02 Subject-Verb Agreement A verb must agree with its subject in number. If a subject is singular then the verb must be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb must be plural. Seems simple - but beware! Plural means more than one. When you want a noun to refer to more than one an "s" or "es" is added, but with verbs, the forms are different. Examples: 1. Bernice bobs her hair . (In this sentence, Bernice is the subject and is singular. Bobs is the verb and is also a singular verb.) 2. Bernice and Hermione cut their hair . ( Bernice and Hermione are the subjects in this sentence, and the verb cut agrees with the plural subject.) 3. Bob lives next door . ( Bob is singular and the verb lives is also singular.) 4. Bob and Clarence live next door with their parents . ( Bob and Clarence are the plural subjects and
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2010 for the course ENGLISH sn34 taught by Professor Bonewell during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.