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Title: Subject-Verb Agreement


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Subject-Verb Agreement
  • English 8

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Quick Review
  • Q What is the subject of a sentence?
  • A Who/What the sentence is about
  • Q What is a verb?
  • A A word that expresses action or a state of
    being
  • Q What is a verb phrase?
  • A A main verb with one or more helping verbs

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  • A verb must agree with its subject in number.
  • Number refers to whether a word is singular or
    plural.
  • Q What does singular mean?
  • Q What does plural Mean?

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So In Other Words
  • A singular subject has to have a singular verb
    and a plural subject has to have a plural verb.
  • Singular subjects dont like plural verbs and
    plural verbs dont like singular subjects.

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  • Most nouns that end in s or es are plural.
  • Example artists brushes
  • HOWEVER most verbs that end in s are considered
    singular.
  • Example paints displays

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Here are Some Examples of Why S-V Agreement is
Important
  • The new student eat lunch alone everyday.
  • Student is singular, but eat is plural. No
    agreement here.

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  • The new student eat lunch alone everyday.
  • What can we do to make the verb eat agree in
    number with the subject student?

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  • Add an S!
  • RememberSingular verbs end in S.
  • NowLets try it again
  • The new student eats lunch alone.
  • (singular) (singular)
  • Agreement!

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Some Practice
  • Fix the following sentences so that the subjects
    and verbs agree
  • He like the song by Taylor Swift.
  • -Whats wrong with this sentence?
  • - Is the verb singular or plural?
  • -How should it read?

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He likes the song by Taylor Swift.
  • The boys enjoys playing XBOX.
  • The boys enjoy playing XBOX. (plural)
  • The teenagers drives too fast.
  • The teenagers drive too fast. (plural)
  • He run super fast.
  • He runs super fast. (singular)
  • Justin Timberlake sing a lot of songs.
  • Justin Timberlake sings a lot of songs.
    (singular)

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The same goes for helping verbs
  • Helping verbs ending in s are usually singular
    and all others are usually plural.
  • Examples Has Is singular
  • Have Are plural
  • Madonna are a singer. No Agreement!
  • The girls is happy.

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One Last Thing
  • Use the contraction doesnt with all singular
    subjects except I and you.
  • Use the contraction dont with all plural
    subjects and the pronouns I and you.
  • You doesnt do your homework.
  • Bob dont study.
  • NO AGREEMENT!

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