Which sentence has the right subject-verb match? even my cousin Steve is sad today. even my cousin Steve looks sad today. even my cousin Steve feels sad today.*** even my cousin Steve looks sad today. What if it got a little more complicated? What if you have a sentence like this: This sentence uses a composite subject (two subject names that are traversing and connected), which illustrates a new rule on subject-verb correspondence. While you`re probably already familiar with basic subject-verb matching, this chapter begins with a brief overview of the basic matching rules. The rest of this lesson deals with some more advanced subject-verb correspondence rules and with exceptions to the original subject-verb match rule Although each part of the composite subject is singular (tidy and camp), taken together (connected by and), each part becomes a plural structure and must therefore take a plural verb (see) to agree in the sentence. The rest of this lesson explores the problems of topic matching that can result from placing words in sentences. There are four main problems: prepositional sentences, clauses that begin with whom, this or who, sentences that begin with here or there, and questions. In the first example, a statement of wish, not a fact, is expressed; therefore, what we usually consider a plural verb is used with the singular subject I. The previous sentence would read even better than: We (plural pronouns) think (plural verb) that it (singular pronouns) (singular verb) is innocent. Which sentence shows the right subject-verb match? (1 point) The herd of cattle is huge! The team of workers finishes the job.**** The library staff is very helpful. My stamp collection is extensive. In the case of pronouns, he, she and she need a singular verb, while you, us and she take a plural inheritance.
Which sentence shows the right subject-verb match? The performers come back to make another arc. The stage crew is also out! The crowd roared with laughter. The audience stands up at the end of the show Please help! Identify the right sentence. One. Did your cousin and friend come to visit you? B. Did your cousin come to see you next to her boyfriend to visit you? C. Has your cousin and friend visited you? D. Subject-verb correspondence describes the correct correspondence between subjects and verbs. In this example, politics is a single issue; therefore, the theorem has a singular verb. Should we leave the verb to correspond to “captain” in the singular or “player” in the plural? Now that you see the word “is”, you already know the answer – the subject is the team captain, so the verb must be singular.
The part of the sentence about players is in parentheses and not the subject. These matching rules do not apply to verbs used in the simple past tense without helping verbs. Answers: 1. D 2.B 3.B 4. A 5.C 6. No.C 7.C 8. At 9.B 10. A 11.
Alex Muro won the science fair this year. The Alex project explained why the leaves change color in the fall. Alex received a Director`s Award for winning the science fair. Alex will be at the National Science Fair in the spring to present his project. Alex`s parents will take Alex to get an ice cream to celebrate Alex`s hard work. 12. DO ON YOUR OWN 13.A gerund is a topic with the ending “ing“. It can be a subject, a complement, a direct object, a direct object, etc. The subject of the sentence ending in “ing” is choice (travel). 14. MAKE 100% BY YOURSELF Either the mountains of Colorado or the Florida Sea ______ my next vacation destination. Which verb correctly completes this sentence? A.
be B. is C. am D. are 2. Which sentence has the right subject-verb match? R. Missouri and Illinois are states of two singular nouns or pronouns characterized by. or neither. nor take a singular verb. Which sentence has the right subject-verb match? Missouri and Illinois are states along the Mississippi River.
You or I are responsible for cleaning the house this afternoon. Neither Harper nor Finn are aware of the details. Hope, peace and love are accessible to all. Choose the right statement: A) The predicate of the sentence is the part that says something about the subject, and it always contains a verb. B) The predicate of the sentence is the part that says something about the subject, and sometimes please help me! I tried all day! I need a sentence for tomorrow that follows this pattern and with one! Predicate of the pronoun verb-verb-article-proper-noun-verb-article=adjective-proper-noun-noun-preposition – proper noun! Ask for help Many singular topics can be defined in the plural by adding an -s. Most regular verbs in the present tense end in a third person singular -s. This does not make verbs plural. The following sentences are reversed. Write C if the subject-verb match is correct.
Write I if the subject-verb match is incorrect. Then, in the line that follows each sentence, write the correct form of the verb. Article 7 In sentences that begin with here or there, the real subject follows the verb. Identify the right sentence. One. Did your cousin and her boyfriend come to visit you? B. In addition to her boyfriend, does your cousin come to visit you? C. Do your cousin and boyfriend come to visit you? D. Note: In this example, the subject of the sentence is the pair; therefore, the verb must correspond to it. (Since scissors are the object of preposition, scissors have no effect on the number of verbs.) In these sentences, the introduction by correspondence and the bed & breakfast are compound names.
Sometimes, however, a prepositional sentence inserted between the subject and the verb makes it difficult to match. However, the rules of the agreement apply to the following help verbs when used with a main verb: is-are, was-were, has-have, does-do. Take a look at the following sentence and try to determine if it has an appropriate subject-verb match or not: Sorry, I`m a few days late, but here are the answers to check your work: Either the Mountains of Colorado or the Ocean of Florida _____ my next vacation destination. Which verb correctly completes this sentence? 1.be 2.are 3.am 4.is<<<< Which sentence has the correct subject-verb match? 1. Missouri and Illinois are states along the Mississippi River.<<<< 2. Neither Harper nor Finn are aware of the details. 3. You or I are responsible for cleaning the house this afternoon. 4.
Hope, peace and love are accessible to all. The boat that belongs to Fred creates big waves. What is the subject of the sentence? 1.waves 2.boat<<<< 3.creates 4.Fred Which sentence shows the right subject-verb match? 1. The cattle herd is huge! 2. The library staff is very helpful. 3.My stamp collection is extensive.<<<< 4.The workers` team finishes the job. Which sentence contains a gerund? 1. Some baseball teams succeed because they attract players who aspire to their highest potential.
2. The number one in the races marked for his team beats the first in today`s game. 3. A hobby of people who enjoy summer is watching Little League baseball games at home.<<<< 4.Noah played baseball with his friends and decided he needed a new bat and glove. Which sentence contains a participle? 1. I want to go to the new mountain colony. 2. I searched the closet for my sweater. 3.In the winter break we will ski.<<<< 4.Could you help us plan the trip? Which sentence has a misplaced modifier? 1.They gave the children sandwiches on paper plates.<<<< 2.The boy received a dog named Rover for his birthday. 3.
On the way to the store, she saw a lost cat. 4. When they looked out the window, they saw the first leaf fall. Which sentence has a pronoun and precursor that match in number and person? 1. Kerry and Sarah wanted to get a pizza, but she didn`t agree on the toppings. 2.My mother gave me a new book because they have an interesting plot. 3. Our neighbors are celebrating his son`s birthday today. 4.My cousin gets married, and she is very excited.<<<< Which sentence has a correct pronoun and an earlier chord? 1. When the teachers arrived at the school, she saw the students writing in chalk.