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Title: Subject- Verb Agreement


1
Subject- Verb Agreement

2
Agreement- Subjects and Verbs
  • My brother (lifts, lift) weights.
  • The shop (is, are) always filled.
  • She (owns, own) and (operates, operate) a pizza
    shop.
  • My brothers (lifts, lift) weights.
  • The shops (is, are) always filled.
  • They (owns, own) and (operates, operate) a pizza
    shop.

3
Agreement- Preps and Clauses
  • The book of short stories (is, are) by Edgar
    Allan Poe.
  • The characters in the story (represent,
    represents) abstract symbols.
  • Poe, who wrote many books and poems, (was, were)
    an influence on Stephen King.
  • The teacher, as well as her students, (was, were)
    fascinated by the exhibit.

4
Singular Indefinite Pronouns
  • Neither of the boxes (contain, contains) books.
  • Everyone at the school (is, are) wearing garnet.
  • One of the most beautiful places in the United
    States (is, are) the Rocky Mountains.

5
Plural Indefinite Pronouns
  • Both of the stories (was, were) written by the
    student.
  • Few of the students (has, have) attended the
    camp.
  • Many of the words (is, are) derived from Latin.
  • Several of the juniors (has, have) received
    medals.

6
Singular/Plural Indefinite Pronouns
  • Some of the artwork (is, are) beautiful.
  • Some of her paintings (is, are) beautiful.
  • None of the furniture (was, were) damaged.
  • None of the chairs (was, were) damaged.
  • Most of the food (was, were) eaten.
  • Most of the sandwiches (was, were) eaten.

7
SV Agreement- Compound Subjects
  • Basil and Thyme (is, are) mint plants.
  • The man and woman (is, are) getting married.
  • Compounds naming one person/item
  • The secretary and treasurer (is, are) Amy.
  • Spaghetti and meatballs (is, are) a great meal.

8
SV Agreement- Compound Subjects
  • The or and nor rules
  • Neither Paul nor Mary (want, wants) to go.
  • Neither your mother or your father (has, have)
    met him?
  • Neither the players nor the coach (was, were)
    satisfied.
  • Neither the coach nor the players (was, were)
    satisfied.

9
SV Agreement- Other Issues
  • Here (is, are) four slices of pizza.
  • One-fourth of the student body (is, are)
    employed.
  • The United States (call, calls) its flag Old
    Glory.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles (is, are) a football
    team.

10
SV Agreement- Other issues
  • The news (was, were) disappointing.
  • Mathematics (is, are) a class at GVHS.
  • The scissors (was, were) in the drawer.
  • Every sophomore and junior (is, are)
    participating.
  • She (dont, doesnt) know the answer.
  • I (dont, doesnt) know the answer.

11
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Singular Plural
1st Person I me my mine we us our ours
2nd Person you your yours you your yours
3rd Person he him his she her it its himself herself they them their theirs themselves
12
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • Each has memorized (his/her, their) playbook.
  • Each of the boys has memorized (his/her, his,
    their) playbook.
  • Anyone attending needs to bring (his/her, their)
    money.
  • Both Kerri and Ken wrote (her/his, their) essays
    about symbols.

13
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • Each of the actors required (his, their ) own
    room.
  • None of the books are in (its, their) proper
    place.
  • Neither of the artists will be asked to display
    (his/her, their) work.
  • Either Lauren or Kelly will bring (her, their)
    IPod.
  • James and Brittany asked (his/her, their) parents
    if they could stay out late.

14
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • Some of the best athletes will share (his/her,
    their) training tips.
  • Each of the members of the jury has voiced
    (his/her, their) opinion.
  • Neither Will nor Emily has submitted (his/her,
    their) application.
  • Not one of the girls identified (her, their)
    books.
  • Neither my coat nor my hat is where I left (it,
    them).

15
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • Did all of the applicants leave (his/her, their)
    email addresses.
  • If anyone wants to see an elm tree (he/she, they)
    should go with Christian.
  • Everyone going on the hike should be on (his/her,
    their) best behavior).
  • Either Lauren or Kelly will bring (her, their)
    IPod.
  • Both Pat and Michael gave (his, their) speeches
    on trees.
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