Rule 1: A theme will be in front of a sentence beginning with. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-verb-error. Question two. Choose the right verb and fill the spaces: have and have the verbs and have used to say what people own or possess. They are also used to talk about things that people do or receive, such as diseases. These words are the simple form of the present of the verb to have. Rule 8: With words that indicate parts (z.B. a quantity, a majority, one, a whole – Rule 1, which was given above in this section, is reversed, and we are directed after the No. If the name is singular, use a singular verb. If it`s plural.
We use a plural verb. Examples Verb comes from the Latin verb, meaning, a word. It is called that because it is the most important word in a sentence. A verb is a word that is used to affirm something about a person or thing. Rule 2: two distinct topics that are linked by or, either, or by a single verb. Examples A verb must correspond to its subject in numbers and in person. In other words, if the subject is singular, the verb must be singular. Similarly, a plural subject requires a plural. Watch our Youtube video for simple explanations of the rules of the thematic verb agreement. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme.
Rule 9: For collective subversives such as the group, the jury, the family, the public, the population, the verb can be singular or plural depending on whether a large part of the audience intends the author. Examples Rule 7: Use a single verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc. if they are considered a unit. Examples If the subject is a pronoun, the verb must also personally agree. English pronouns fall into three categories: first person, second person and third person. Question two. Fill out the sentences below with an appropriate help form. (i) You drive continuously for hours. You are very tired.
a) must b) b) c) must be rule 5a: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words, as they are together with, as well as, with the exception, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Example Rule 6: In sentences that start here or there, the real subject follows the verb. Examples 15. Mathematics (are, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (are) Andreas the preferred subject. Rule 5b: Parentheses are not part of the subject. Example: Rule 4: Usually use a plural adverb with two or more subjects when they are adorned and connected. For example, use the current progressive tension to talk about the things you`ve planned, or things that will happen in the future. To form the current progressive tension, they use the, is and are as helping verbs or auxiliary verbs. Rule 3: The verb in either or, by or by a sentence, is closest to the name or pronoun.
Questions 3. Circle the correct verb in each of the sentences below. In the simple form of the present, if the subject is a noun or a pronoune, the verb takes the marker – s. Rule: a singular subject (she, Amit, auto) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural subject takes a plural verb. Example: Here are the basic rules of the verb-subject agreement. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. This grammar section explains English grammar in a clear and simple way.