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Subject/Verb Agreement

Subject/Verb Agreement

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Subjects and verbs must work together. They must agree. A verb that does not end in a single s, es, or ies is used with a plural noun. These pronoun subjects - I, we, you, or they  are also used with the plural verb form.

Subjects and verbs must work together. They must agree. A verb that does not end in a single s, es, or ies is used with a plural noun. These pronoun subjects - I, we, you, or they are also used with the plural verb form.

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Examples

Examples

Hounds train

Hounds of all varieties train their noses to follow specific scents.

Traps catch

Traps by the river catch raccoons quickly.

Nails make

Nails in a hollow log make a good raccoon trap.

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More Examples

More Examples

We figure

We figure he will catch a raccoon in another day.

They trap

They trap raccoons down in the valley.

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Even More Examples

Even More Examples

Even though the pronouns I and you are singular you use the plural forms of the verb with them.

I think

I think Billy will catch a raccoon soon.

You bet

You bet your boots the trap will work.

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There are many rules about subject verb agreement, but we are going to cover just one more.

There are many rules about subject verb agreement, but we are going to cover just one more.

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Dont be confused by subjects that come at the end of the sentence.

Dont be confused by subjects that come at the end of the sentence.

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Wrong

Wrong

Standing in the back of the store was Billys parents. (Turn the sentence around and it will be clearer. Billys parents was standing in the back of the room.)

Right

Standing in the back of the store were Billys parents.

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Wrong

Wrong

At the end of the coon hunt come the passing out of trophies. (Turn the sentence around and it will be clearer. The passing out of trophies come at the end of the coon hunt.)

Right

At the end of the coon hunt comes the passing out of trophies.

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Which is correct?

Which is correct?

At the end of the day come the sharing of dinner.

At the end of the day comes the sharing of dinner.

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At the end of the day comes the sharing of dinner.

At the end of the day comes the sharing of dinner.

dinner comes

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Which is correct?

Which is correct?

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