24.1 Subject And Verb Agreement Practice 1 Answers

Imagine that you are a potential customer and you have seen this ad online. Could you call Terra Services to carry out your next project? Probably not! Errors in the subject-verb agreement can cost a business. The attention to grammatical detail guarantees a professionalism that customers recognize and respect. The indeterminate pronoun all takes a plural form, because all refer to the plural people. Because Peopleis is plural, everything is plural. If you have trouble finding the subject and verb, delete or ignore sentences and clauses that begin with prepositions or dependent words. The subject of a sentence will never be included in a prepositional sentence or in a dependent clause. Not all verbs follow a predictable pattern. These verbs are called irregular verbs. Some of the most common irregular verbs are to be, to have and to do. Learn the forms of these verbs in the present tense to avoid errors in the subject-verb concordance. In this sentence, the subject is mother. Composite subjects, combined or nor, are treated separately.

The verb must correspond to the subject closest to the verb. If you have trouble identifying the subject and verb in sentences starting here or there; It may be helpful to reverse the order of the sentence so that the subject comes first.. . . .

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