Subject Verb Agreement Packet 6

3 With or in. The windows of the house stick/stick slightly. (B) Cross groups of words within commas. The groups of words between commas often start with: so. Examples: the doctor, as well as the nurses, work and work hard. with. Girls go and go with their dogs every day. with. besides. (C) Cross groups of words that start and include.

Examples: the vase or shell was/were a gift. Neither the teacher nor his students were/were here. II. Find the SUBJECT: (Remember, SUBJECT can`t be one or the words you`ve barred in Number I). Examples subject: All students work and work hard. SUBJECT [girls] go and walk every day with their dogs. SUBJECT either the vase or the [shell] was/were a gift. III. Select the verb: (A) If the SUBJECT is singular, select the verb that ends on page 8 2. Many colleges have computers. 3. More than one hundred thousand forest fires are reported each year.

4. Sometimes lightning (causes, cause) fires. 5. Careless people (is, are) often the fault. 6. Forest runners (say) we can prevent forest fires. 7. Some Polynesian divers (downhill, descending) nearly forty-five feet without special equipment. 8. The eyes of the owl (done, do) it seems wise. 9.

In fact, the owl (see, see) is bad during the day. 10. Every year, scientists (discovered, discover) new drugs to fight diseases. PROBLEMS IN AGREEMENT. In the previous year, it was easy to match subjects and verbs, because the verbs followed their themes closely and the number of SUBJECT was clear. However, an expression may occur between THE SUBJECT and the verb that causes a PROBLEM with ACCORD, or SUBJECT may be a pronoun whose number is difficult to determine. 5 exercise sets: 1. One of the students (east/are) studying algebra. 2. The exhibition of the artist`s paintings (was/ont) very interesting.

3. Ms. Andrews, with Mr. Stone, voluntary work. 4. All vendors, including Mr. Stone, at the meeting. 5. Each of the girls (do/do) their duties of partial unemployment. 6.

Either Julia or her friends (east/east) are considering participating. 7. The two carpenters (east/are) plan to do the job. 8. Neither the students nor the teacher (will/will) misses the class. 9. Women, as well as men (sing/sing) beautiful. 10.

Most nurses (work/work) every day. V. (A) If a relative pronoun (WHO, WHICH, THAT, WHOSE) refers only to a singular verb. Examples: This is the only one of the stores that have/have shoes. It is the only tree that blooms/blooms. 10 7. The little baby with the dimples (toboggans, slides) go down the bench. 8. Problems with Bobby (a, must) be resolved. 9. A packet of my daughters were left outside the front door. 10.

University courses (requiring) a lot of study. II. Sometimes phrases other than prepositions follow the SUBJECT. In general, they are introduced by commas and by words and phrases as including, in addition, with, as well as, or accompanied by. SUBJECT does not appear in any of these sentences. Therefore, cross-check all flows that are cooked by commas. Then look for the SUBJECT and put the verb in tune with the SUBJECT. Examples: Mother, with Aunt Sue, (a, have) gone to Canada. The winning candidate, including two of her assistants, entered the room. FOR ALL EXERCICES RESTANTS IN THIS PACKET FOLLOW THESE BASIC DIRECTIONS: 1) Cross sentences that are exhausted by commas.