Subject-Verb_Agreement2PPT

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Unformatted text preview: (You can learn this!) What is Subject-Verb Agreement? Subject-Verb Agreement is guaranteeing that a singular subject has a singular verb (or a plural subject has a plural verb). Consistency in number between subjects and verbs is the goal. Why is Subject-Verb Agreement Important? To have a sentence, you need two things: a subject and a verb. If this subject and verb are not consistent in number, then the basic construction of language (sentences) is incorrect. This is a major error if you compose them in your writing. Teachers will see errors in subject-verb agreement the same way they will see fragments, comma splices, and run-ons. The building blocks of language (once again, your sentences!) are incorrect. What Do I Need to Know First? You have to be able to tell what the subject of a sentence is or youll never be very good at subject-verb agreement. Remember all the rules that deal with subjects: 1. must be a noun or pronoun; 2. must be able to perform the function of the verb-show action or being; 3. cannot be inside a prepositional phrase; 4. can be located anywhere in the sentence; 5. can be compound (if you see the word and , check!); 6. cannot be the words here or there . What Else Do I Need to...
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