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Asian Computer College Group 1 Sherwin Ferrer Alver John Dulay Kennethe Anne Felix Gelsy Francisco G r a m m a r Where is ...
What is Subject-Verb Agreement?
Subject and Verb must agree to each other <ul><li>The Basic Principle </li></ul><ul><li>If the subject is singular it also...
Example sentence She goes to our house every Monday. Most nouns ending in /s/ or /es/ is plural Singular pronouns like  sh...
Example sentence They go to our house every Monday. Additional only To form  singular  verbs add /s/ or /es/ to the verb (...
The Rules to be followed <ul><li>Press  START  to begin. </li></ul>START
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Back
Rule #1 The cabinet of medicines are near the kitchen. A verb must agree with its subject, not with any additive phrase in...
Rule #2 In an inverted sentence beginning with a prepositional phrase, the verb still  agrees with its subject. Beneath yo...
<ul><li>Gladys Knight, as well as the Pips, are riding the midnight train to Georgia .   </li></ul>subject verb
Rule #3 Prepositional phrases beginning with the compound prepositions such as  along with ,  together with, in addition t...
Rule #4 You are my problem. My problem is you. The verb is plural because the subject is a special pronouns that needs a p...
Rule #5 When a sentence begins with an expletive such as  there, here , or  it , the verb agrees with the subject, not wit...
Rule #6 Indefinite pronouns such as each, either, one, everyone, everybody, and everything are singular while several, few...
Rule #7 Fractions such as  one-half  and  one-third  may be singular or plural depending on the referent.   Half of the st...
Jim and Tammy is friends since grade 1. subject verb conjunction
Rule #8 Subjects joined by  and  take a plural verb unless the subjects are thought to be one item or unit.   Jim and Tamm...
Rule #9 In cases where the subjects are joined by  or, nor, either. . .or , or  neither. . .nor , the verb must agree with...
Rule #10 Relative pronouns, such as  who, which , or  that , which refer to plural antecedents require plural verbs. Howev...
Rule #11 Subjects preceded by  every, each , and  many  are singular. Every man, woman, and child was given a life preserv...
Rule #12 A collective noun, such as  audience, faculty,  or  jury , requires a singular verb when the group is regarded as...
Rule #13 Subjects preceded by  the number of  or  the percentage of  are singular, while subjects preceded by  a number of...
Rule #14 Title of books, companies, name brands, and groups are singular or plural depending on their meaning. Great Expec...
Rule #15 Certain nouns of Latin and Greek origin have unusual singular and plural forms. The data are available for inspec...
Rule #16 Some nouns such as  deer, shrimp , and  sheep  have the same spelling for both their singular and plural forms. I...
Rule #17 Some nouns like scissors, jeans, and wages have plural forms but no singular counterparts. These nouns almost alw...
Rule #18 Words used as words, not as grammatical parts of the sentence, require singular verbs. Can't  is the contraction ...
Rule #19 Mathematical expressions of subtraction and division require singular verbs, while expressions of addition or mul...
Rule #20 Nouns expressing time, distance, weight, and measurement are singular when they refer to a unit and plural when t...
Rule #21 Expressions of quantity are usually plural.   Nine out of ten dentists recommend Crest.  910,936 out of 19,254,12...
Rule #22 Some nouns ending in  -ics , such as  economics  and  ethics , take singular verbs when they refer to principles,...
Rule #23 Some nouns like  measles,news,  and  calculus , which appear plural in form, is actually singular in number. Thes...
Rule #24 A verbal noun (infinitive or gerund) serving as a subject is treated as singular, even if the object of the verba...
Rule #25 A noun phrase or clause acting as the subject of a sentence requires a singular verb.   What I need is to be love...
Rule #26 A plural subjects followed by a singular appositive requires a plural verb; similarly, a singular subject followe...
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ACC group5 II-Emerald sy.2007-2008

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By:Sherwin Ferrer
Alver John Dulay
Gelsy Francisco
Kennethe Anne Felix

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  • A very good slide-show on the whole, thank you. The grammar needs correcting on some slides though, e.g. on slide 3. The title there should be 'Subject and Verb must agree with each other'. If you send me a copy of the file, I'll happily check the language for you free-of charge.
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ACC group5 II-Emerald sy.2007-2008

  1. 1. Asian Computer College Group 1 Sherwin Ferrer Alver John Dulay Kennethe Anne Felix Gelsy Francisco G r a m m a r Where is place of letter r1? It is in the upper part of this slide .I am also going there. Do you want to come with me? Sure why not. Here comes my friends.
  2. 2. What is Subject-Verb Agreement?
  3. 3. Subject and Verb must agree to each other <ul><li>The Basic Principle </li></ul><ul><li>If the subject is singular it also takes a singular verb. </li></ul><ul><li>If the subject is plural it also takes a plural verb. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Example sentence She goes to our house every Monday. Most nouns ending in /s/ or /es/ is plural Singular pronouns like she , he and its take singular verb Additional only Singular subjects take singular verb subject “She” is singular verb ”goes” is singular
  5. 5. Example sentence They go to our house every Monday. Additional only To form singular verbs add /s/ or /es/ to the verb (for regular one). E.g. serve = serves Plural subjects take plural verb subject “They” is plural verb ”go” is plural
  6. 6. The Rules to be followed <ul><li>Press START to begin. </li></ul>START
  7. 7. Back
  8. 8. Back
  9. 9. Rule #1 The cabinet of medicines are near the kitchen. A verb must agree with its subject, not with any additive phrase in the sentence such as a prepositional or verbal phrase. Ignore such phrases. The cabinet of medicines is near the kitchen . Example: Ms. Hixon's record (of community service, outstanding teaching, and university involvement) qualifies for her promotion. subject verb verb verb
  10. 10. Rule #2 In an inverted sentence beginning with a prepositional phrase, the verb still agrees with its subject. Beneath your desk is some papers. Beneath your desk are some papers. Example: At the end of the Christmas holidays come the best sales . sales is the subject. come is the verb. subject verb
  11. 11. <ul><li>Gladys Knight, as well as the Pips, are riding the midnight train to Georgia . </li></ul>subject verb
  12. 12. Rule #3 Prepositional phrases beginning with the compound prepositions such as along with , together with, in addition to , and as well as should be ignored, for they do not affect subject-verb agreement. <ul><li>Gladys Knight, as well as the Pips, is riding the midnight train to Georgia . </li></ul>Example:A driver's license , together with two other pieces of identification, is required. subject verb subject verb
  13. 13. Rule #4 You are my problem. My problem is you. The verb is plural because the subject is a special pronouns that needs a plural verb. A verb must agree with its subject, not its subject complement. subject verb Subjective complement verb
  14. 14. Rule #5 When a sentence begins with an expletive such as there, here , or it , the verb agrees with the subject, not with the expletive. There are students in the backyard of the school. The verb is plural because students is plural also. There are apples left on the table for you. subject verb expletive subject verb expletive
  15. 15. Rule #6 Indefinite pronouns such as each, either, one, everyone, everybody, and everything are singular while several, few, both, and many are plural. Some such as all, some, most, and none may be singular or plural depending on their referents. Somebody in Detroit loves me. Both of my sorority sisters have decided to live off campus. Some of the food are eaten already. Note: None is singular when it means &quot;no one of&quot; or &quot;not a single one.&quot; subject verb subject verb
  16. 16. Rule #7 Fractions such as one-half and one-third may be singular or plural depending on the referent. Half of the students were on the rally. The verb is plural because the referent (students) is also plural. Half of the mail has been opened by the directress. verb subject
  17. 17. Jim and Tammy is friends since grade 1. subject verb conjunction
  18. 18. Rule #8 Subjects joined by and take a plural verb unless the subjects are thought to be one item or unit. Jim and Tammy are friends since grade 1. Guns and Roses is my favorite rock group subject verb conjunction subject verb conjunction
  19. 19. Rule #9 In cases where the subjects are joined by or, nor, either. . .or , or neither. . .nor , the verb must agree with the subject closer to it. Either the police or the guards are responsible for the breakout last night. The verb is plural because the nearer subject is guards which is also plural. Neither the students nor the teacher is responsible for paying the broken fan. subject verb subject verb
  20. 20. Rule #10 Relative pronouns, such as who, which , or that , which refer to plural antecedents require plural verbs. However, when the relative pronoun refers to a single subject, the pronoun takes a singular verb. She is the one who makes pottery. The verb of the relative pronoun is singular because “one” is singular. My sister is the one who is going to fight to the upcoming Olympics in China. subject verb relative pronoun verb subject relative pronoun
  21. 21. Rule #11 Subjects preceded by every, each , and many are singular. Every man, woman, and child was given a life preserver. “ Man ,woman and child” is considered singular even it is connected by and. It is because of the word “every”. Each graduate and undergraduate is required to pass a proficiency exam. graduate and undergraduate is the subject is required is the verb The verb is singular because of the word each in the start of the sentence. subject verb
  22. 22. Rule #12 A collective noun, such as audience, faculty, or jury , requires a singular verb when the group is regarded as a whole and a plural verb when the members of the group are regarded as individuals. The jury has made its decision. The class is preparing for the upcoming competition. verb subject subject verb
  23. 23. Rule #13 Subjects preceded by the number of or the percentage of are singular, while subjects preceded by a number of or a percentage of are plural. The number of vacationers in Florida is increasing. The verb is singular because of the phrase “the number of” that denotes what verb to use. A number of vacationers are going to join the Alay-Lakad next week. subject verb verb subject
  24. 24. Rule #14 Title of books, companies, name brands, and groups are singular or plural depending on their meaning. Great Expectations is my favorite novel. subject verb Naruto is my favorite cartoon .
  25. 25. Rule #15 Certain nouns of Latin and Greek origin have unusual singular and plural forms. The data are available for inspection. The only criterion for membership is a high GPA. . media medium data datum alumni alumnus criteria criterion PLURAL SINGULAR subject verb subject verb
  26. 26. Rule #16 Some nouns such as deer, shrimp , and sheep have the same spelling for both their singular and plural forms. In these cases, the meaning of the sentence will determine whether they are singular or plural. Deer are beautiful animals. The spotted deer is licking the sugar cube . subject verb
  27. 27. Rule #17 Some nouns like scissors, jeans, and wages have plural forms but no singular counterparts. These nouns almost always take plural verbs. The scissors are on the table. Scissors are always plural because it is a nouns that expresses being paired. My Lee jeans fit me like a glove. subject verb subject verb
  28. 28. Rule #18 Words used as words, not as grammatical parts of the sentence, require singular verbs. Can't is the contraction for cannot . Cats is the plural form of cat . verb subject subject verb
  29. 29. Rule #19 Mathematical expressions of subtraction and division require singular verbs, while expressions of addition or multiplication take either singular or plural verbs. Ten divided by two equals five. Five times seven equals (OR equal) thirty-five. verb verb
  30. 30. Rule #20 Nouns expressing time, distance, weight, and measurement are singular when they refer to a unit and plural when they refer to separate items. 50 miles is to far for a human. Fifty yards is a short distance. subject verb verb subject
  31. 31. Rule #21 Expressions of quantity are usually plural. Nine out of ten dentists recommend Crest. 910,936 out of 19,254,125 students passed the hardest exam in the Philippines. verb subject subject verb
  32. 32. Rule #22 Some nouns ending in -ics , such as economics and ethics , take singular verbs when they refer to principles, a system or a field of study Ethics is being taught in the spring. Physics is the most hate subject of my brother. Verb subject
  33. 33. Rule #23 Some nouns like measles,news, and calculus , which appear plural in form, is actually singular in number. These words take singular verbs. Measles is a dreadful disease. The new is an information for everyone. Verb Subject
  34. 34. Rule #24 A verbal noun (infinitive or gerund) serving as a subject is treated as singular, even if the object of the verbal phrase is plural. Hiding your mistakes does not make them go away. Subject is hiding you mistakes Verb is does Making corrections is correcting your mistakes. verb subject
  35. 35. Rule #25 A noun phrase or clause acting as the subject of a sentence requires a singular verb. What I need is to be loved. Subject is what I need Verb is is To love you is what I am for.
  36. 36. Rule #26 A plural subjects followed by a singular appositive requires a plural verb; similarly, a singular subject followed by a plural appositive requires a singular verb. When the girls throw a party, they each bring a gift. Subject is they Verb is bring

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