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Examples For Subject Verb Agreement

The subject of a sentence must always correspond to the verb that describes its action. This helps your reader understand who or what is doing something and makes your writing easier to read. However, the plural verb is used when the focus is on the individuals in the group. It`s much rarer. In the example above, the plural corresponds to the actors of the subject. In this sentence, although the appositive phrase uses plural actors, the subject, Chris Hemsworth, is always singular, which means that the verb „a“ must also be singular. Note: Identifying the real subject can be difficult if you use these sentences in a long sentence, which can be confusing for your readers, so be careful when you start a sentence that way. A study (single topic) on African countries (single verb) shows that 80% of people (plural subject) of this continent (plural) live below the poverty line. If the object of the sentence is a number that refers to a uniform amount of something, use a singular verb.

1) These indeterminate pronouns are always singular and should be paired with a singular verb: something, anything, anything, anything, anyone, anyone, everyone, someone, something, someone, someone, someone, someone, someone, someone, person, person, nobody, nothing, one. 4. For compound subjects bound by or/nor, the verb corresponds to the subject that comes close to it. Subjects and verbs must be among them in numbers (singular or plural) together AGREE. So if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; If a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural. If the `and` conjunction is replaced by/together with/accompanied by/and, the verb has no effect on the later part of these expressions. The words before these expressions are the themes. 10) Neither the tray nor the cups were removed. (Cups is closer, so the verb is plural) Article 5 bis. Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, as well as, except, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject.

Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular.

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