Agreement is the art of making sure that sentence parts agree with one another; you want to make sure that your subjects and verbs match up.
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- What exactly is a preposition?(17 votes)
- Preposition shows position of one object to another. If you can fill in the blank with __________ a tree it's a preposition. For example, under a tree, above a tree, in a tree, over a tree, beside a tree, on a tree (get the gist)(12 votes)
- Can someone explain to me the subject-verb agreement error in this sentence, "The unhealthy desire for material possessions and the illicit activities it inspires has landed a number of youths in prisons." Why should the 'has' be 'have'?(10 votes)
- Has and have are the type of helping verbs that are used in a sentence when we want to show possession or ownership. This basically relates one thing to another. The verb “has” is the singular form of the verb “have” and is used in the present tense. It is applied with pronouns such as it, she, and he. On the other hand, the verb "have" is the plural form and is used with words such as we and they. However, there are exceptions of “have” such as its use with “I” and “you”.
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I hope this helped! :D(2 votes)
- Is they eat possible for past , present and future?(2 votes)
- Let's do this:
Simple present: They eat.
Simple past: They ate.
Simple future: They will eat.(or) They are going to eat.
Present Progressive: They are eating
Past progressive: They were eating
Future progressive: They will be eating.
Present perfect: They have eaten.
Past Perfect: They had eaten.
Future Perfect: They will have eaten.
Present Perfect progressive: They have been eating.
Past Perfect Progressive: They had been eating.
Future prefect progressive: They will have been eating.(17 votes)
- Why does the rules say "dogs bark" and "dog barks"?(8 votes)
- The third person singular conjugation of verbs, which corresponds to "dog" in your example, adds a final "s". The third person plural conjugation of verbs, which corresponds to "dogs" in you example, does not add an "s". As to "why"?, it is because that's the way it goes in English. By comparison, in Spanish it would be: "el perro ladra" and "los perros ladran", because that's the way it works in Spanish.(3 votes)
- What is the subject in"racing against the traffic signal"(6 votes)
- The traffic signal, as it is the only visible object in the sentence. If it was "Bob was racing against the traffic signal", Bob is the subject, as he is the one racing.(5 votes)
- what do you mean by "Conjugated"?(5 votes)
- The process of modifying the form of a basic verb into the specific words that you need to use is called "conjugation". For example, to conjugate the verb, "to be", we use the forms am, are and is. Different forms with different situations: I am, we are, you are, she is, etc. That's conjugation.(6 votes)
- how do you find out if it's a third person or one person and is there a two-person ? I am just confused about that in general and need and explanation(4 votes)
- First person is the speaker, they use pronouns like I, me, myself.
Second person uses words like you, yours, yourself, and yourselves.
Third person uses she, he, they, or it pronouns.(7 votes)
- So a Subject Verb depends on weather it is singular or plural,so if its plural you add an s to the noun but if it is singular you add it do the Verb...Right?(5 votes)
- Let's just do some comparisons. "s" is a very useful letter.
The lion lives in the jungle.
The lambs live in the meadow.
Six stallions race around the track.
One bird flies free.(1 vote)
- Can you give some examples for subject verb agreement exceptions(3 votes)
- In the subjunctive mode, the agreement gets wonky.
Indicative mode: I had been sick...
Subjunctive mode: If I were to have been sick...
Indicative mode: She will disown her disobedient son...
Subjunctive mode: If she were to disown her disobedient son...(4 votes)
- I have a doubt. So what will come if we have the subject 'me'?
Me and my friends talks/talk
Me and my friends talk or I and my friends talk?(3 votes)
- Me and my friends talk.
hope that helps :)(4 votes)
- [Voiceover] Hello Grammarians, today we're going to talk about subject-verb agreement. What this is, is the idea that you want your subject and your verb to get along in a sentence. What agreement is, in grammar, is the art of making sure that sentence parts connect with one another in the right way. It's making sure that a square peg goes in a square hole. Right, not a square peg in a round, square peg in a triangular hole. You want to make sure that the way you render your subject fits with the way you've rendered your verb. What do I mean by that? Let's take this sentence, the dog barks. We have this subject, the dog, and it is singular, there's one of it. The way this verb is, the word is conjugated, the way this verb is conjugated, the way we've assembled, or figured out how the verb is going to be is also a singular conjugation. So, we say the dog barks and not the dog bark, right? This is not standard American English. This is the plural form. You can say the dogs bark, right, because there's more than one dog here and this is their verb, this is their plural form. I know it's kind of strange that the third person, singular form of a verb ends in S. Like, if English made sense-- OK, like, if I ran the zoo, right, I would want it to work like, this, the dogs barks, right, because there's an S, there's multiple. Unfortunately, for many weird reasons, and the history of English, it didn't work out that way. A third person singular verb usually ends in an S. Right, I talk that's first person. Third person is she talks. We eat. That's plural first person. They eat, see no S. It's only this weird third person singular, here, that's got that S on the end. So, if you're trying to figure out how to make something agree, if you're unsure as you're writing, so if you're looking at a sentence like the dogs bark. And, you can't figure out if it's suppose to be the dogs bark or the dog barks, or the dogs barks, as yourself first, what is the subject of the sentence? So, first find the subject, and then ask yourself is it singular or plural. Is is S or P, is it salt or is it pepper? And, then if you can remember that, then just remember that singular S usually results in another S. So, if it's the dog, and that's singular, then you're gonna want to put that S over here. So, if the subject isn't noun but a pronoun, same question. Is it singular or plural? I is singular, there's only one me. We is plural, there's many of us. And, if it's singular third person, so like she, he, it, end it in an S. Another thing to remember, is that most what we call indefinite pronouns are third person singular. So, if you wanted to ask whether or not anyone knows the way to San Jose as a question, but you're not sure whether or not it would be does anyone know the way to San Jose, or do anyone know the way to San Jose? Well, the work anyone is third person singular, and all though do is an irregular verb, we still kind of hold to the idea of the third person singular verb ends in an S. So, it's a z sound, written as an S, so we would say does. Does anyone know as opposed to if it were in the plural. Do we know, right? So, does is singular, do is plural. And, that's kind of the basic idea of subject-verb agreement, cause you want to make sure that the number of things in your subject matches up with the number in your predicate. So, is the subject singular or plural? If it's third person singular, the verb probably ends in an S, even though the third person singular noun or pronoun does not. You can learn anything, David out.