svagr - SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT Welcome to the PowerPoint...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT Welcome to the PowerPoint Presentation on Subject-Verb Agreement, the of grammar!
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT A singular subject demands a singular verb; a plural subject demands a plural verb. That is the simple principle behind subject-verb agreement . This presentation will explore some of the difficulties we have with subject-verb agreement and provide some notes about avoiding agreement problems in our own writing. Hyperlinks to the Guide to Grammar and Writing are provided in this color. Links between subjects and verbs will be shown with red lines.
Background image of page 2
SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT Indefinite pronouns such as everyone and everybody feel plural to some writers, but they are always singular — and take a singular verb. Everyone associated with the project is proud to be part of the effort. Someone has to be responsible. Don’t be confused by phrases that come between the subject pronoun and its verb — phrases that may contain plural words. Each of the project partners is responsible for writing a chapter summary.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT The verb that accompanies pronouns such as all and some will be determined by whether the pronoun is referring to something that is COUNTABLE or not. Some of the students in the cafeteria have voted already.
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENGLISH 110 taught by Professor Lisathomas during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

Page1 / 13

svagr - SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT Welcome to the PowerPoint...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online