Friday, June 14, 2013

Subject-verb Agreement - Learning English

 Subject-verb Agreement - Learning English

Subject-verb Agreement: Subject-verb agreement errors occur when the subject doesn't match up correctly with the verb. Usually the error occurs when the subject is singular and the verb is plural, or when the subject is plural and the verb singular.
  • Sally's took out the biscuits, butter, and jam that was in her basket.
  • Correction: Sally took out the biscuits, butter, and jam that were in her basket.
  • Frank made a sandcastle, along with a surrounding moat and turret, thatwas very eye-catching.
  • Correction: Frank made a sandcastle, along with a surrounding moat and turret, that were very eye-catching.

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