If the subject is singular the verb should have “s” at the end. If the subject is plural there is no “s” at the end of the verb, except for the word “I” which always take the plural form of the verb.
Example: Jenna writes a poem.
In this sentence, the subject Jenna is singular, so the verb writes has “s” at the end.
Example: We visit our grandparents every Sunday.
In this sentence, the subject we is plural, so the verb visit has no “s.”
Now, it’s your turn! Choose the correct verb. » Read more
The subject-verb agreement is one of the basic rules in grammar and correct usage. It is important that you master this rule if you want to pass the Civil Service Examination.
The basic rule in the subject-verb agreement is that a singular subject requires a singular verb and a plural subject requires a plural verb. Of course, to be able to answer correctly, you must be able to identify the subject of the sentence and the verb. As a review, a subject is the noun or pronoun that performs the verb. A verb on the other hand, is a word that shows action. We will have a separate discussion on these topics. For now, just answer the practice test below and see how much do you remember of the subject-verb agreement.
Subject-Verb Agreement Practice Test 1
1. My brother or my sister are arriving tomorrow.
2. Neither Ella nor her friends is available to assist you.
3. Armand, together with his friends, are going on a camping trip tomorrow. » Read more