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  1. 1. Subject-Verb Agreement
  2. 2. What is a subject? <ul><li>- The subject of a sentence is the person, place, thing, or idea that is doing or being something . </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>- Builders are at work. </li></ul><ul><li>- The large car stopped outside our house. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A subject can be- </li></ul><ul><li>1 . Singular </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. a pen, a body, a box </li></ul><ul><li>2. Plural </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. children, plates, boxes </li></ul><ul><li>3. Uncountable </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. furniture , sugar </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a verb? <ul><li>A verb is a word which describes the action in a sentence (the doing word) </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>- I play football. </li></ul><ul><li>- They skip quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>- We eat spaghetti. </li></ul><ul><li>- Bob is seven today . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Therefore, all nouns can be either countable or uncountable. </li></ul><ul><li>Some nouns look as if they are plural but are in fact singular. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg:- Politics has been the most important thing in his life for many years. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Verbs can be either singular or plural . </li></ul><ul><li>SINGULAR VERB </li></ul><ul><li>Eg:- Acoustics is the study of the behavior of sound. </li></ul><ul><li>PLURAL VERB </li></ul><ul><li>Eg:- The acoustics in this hall are terrible . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Subject-Verb Agreement <ul><li>Subjects and verbs must AGREE with one another in number (singular or plural).  Thus, if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; if a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural. </li></ul><ul><li>In present tenses, nouns and verbs form plurals in opposite ways:   </li></ul><ul><li>     nouns ADD an s to the singular form, </li></ul><ul><li>          BUT </li></ul><ul><li>     verbs REMOVE an s from the singular form. </li></ul><ul><li>                </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>Soundarya </li></ul><ul><li>Mythri </li></ul><ul><li>Preyasha </li></ul><ul><li>Ashwin </li></ul>

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