March 1st, 2009

IT Crowd Moss Hang On

Grammar 101: Subject-Verb Agreement

Grammar 101: Subject-Verb agreement with examples from Ouran High School Host Club, Harry Potter, and Panic at the Disco.

First things first! In order to be able to tell if the subject and verb in your sentence agree with each other, you must be able to pick them out. The subject will generally be the easiest thing to identify, since it is the noun, pronoun, or phrase anchor that the rest of the sentence is tethered around. If you’re still not sure, another way to identify the subject is to ask ‘who’ or ‘what’ the sentence is talking about.

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