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Subject Verb Agreement

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Subject Verb Agreement

  1. 1. Subject Verb Agreement Christmas Edition
  2. 2. Singular Verbs <ul><li>Incorrect : My cat are running from the scary snowman. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct : My cat is running from the scary snowman. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plural Verbs <ul><li>Incorrect : My cats is relaxing in the snow. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct : My cats are relaxing in the snow. </li></ul>
  4. 4. One, Body, Thing <ul><li>Incorrect : Everybody have made a wish list for Santa Clause. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct : Everybody has made a wish list for Santa Clause. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Multiple Subjects Incorrect : Neither Mr. B nor his students is going to Mr. Blanton’s Christmas party on Friday. Correct : Neither Mr. B nor his students are going to Mr. Blanton’s Christmas party on Friday.
  6. 6. Collective Nouns <ul><li>Incorrect : My family are getting together for Christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct : My family is getting together for Christmas. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Or and Nor <ul><li>Incorrect : Either Erica or Jen are going out of state for the holidays. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct : Either Erica or Jen is going out of state for the holidays. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Either or Neither <ul><li>Incorrect : Neither like putting up Christmas lights. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct : Neither likes putting up Christmas lights. </li></ul>
  9. 9. And <ul><li>Incorrect : My mom and my friend shops at the mall for my gift. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct : My mom and my friend shop at the mall for my gift. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fractions, Percents, Decimals <ul><li>Incorrect : One half of the student body are having a big meal on Christmas Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct : One half of the student body is having a big meal on Christmas day. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Works Cited <ul><li>http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/grammar/subverag.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/SubjectVerb.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sv_agr.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslsubverb.html </li></ul>http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/cgi-shl/quiz.pl/sv_agr_quiz.htm

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