Subject Verb Agreement 10Th Grade

The fundamental rule of subject-verb concord is that a singular subject (the doer of an action spoken of in the sentence) always adopts a singular verb (the action performed in the sentence), while a plural subject always adopts a plural verb. Example: 16. Some of them are preceded by many, many, many, many, etc. These names take a singular verb if they refer to quantity or quantity. But they take a plural verb if they refer to the number: 19. If two or more subjects are related by nor or or or related, the verb is used according to the number of nouns closest to it: 1. Figure The basic principle of the subject-verbal agreement is that individual subjects need singular verbs. Plural subjects need plural verbs: question 8. Fill the spaces with the correct form of the verb: (a) The majority of candidates ……… Girls. (b) None of these two boys……………….

well-rated. (c) A pair of shoes………………. They were stolen. d) The quality of these apples……………… It`s not good. e) A black and white cow……………… Pastures outside. f) A black cow and a white cow……………. Pastures outside.

Answer: (a) are (b) a (c) a (d) is (f) a verb must correspond to its number and person. In other words, the verb of a sentence corresponds to the number and person of the subject of that sentence. Proximity error Often the `verb` is made to suit in numbers with a standard near it instead of its true subject. It`s a mistake. This common error is called a `proximity error`. It must be avoided. The verb must correspond to its true subject. 15.

Some names that seem to be plural in form when a pair is preceded by a single verb, z.B. shoes, scissors, pants, etc. The subject and the verb must match. If the subject is singular, the verb should also be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural. The verb corresponds to the subject in number and in person. Select the correct form of the verbs shown in parentheses in the following sentences: 20. A collective noun such as the jury, committee, family, etc. takes a singular verb when it is considered an entity. But if they are considered individuals, they take a plural verb: question 6. Fill the spaces with the right verb in parenthesis: (a) mathematics ………….

It`s my favorite subject. (b) politics………………. Not my cup of tea. c) The poet and philosopher Rahim …………….