Pronoun agreement – case

Some pronouns can act as the subject of a verb, but not as the object of a verb or of a preposition. You can think of the common example – the pronoun I, a first-person singular pronoun that can be used only in the subject part. See the below examples: I drew a...

Pronoun agreement – Number

For a singular noun, you have to use a singular pronoun. If a teacher defines himself or herself as creative, he or she prefers to use innovative approaches to teach instead of traditional approaches. The words everybody, anybody, anyone, each, neither, nobody,...

Subject–Verb Agreement, Nouns Indicating Number

So far, we have dealt with subjects formed by various forms of nouns and pronouns. In this penultimate section, let us learn about subject–verb agreement for subjects that indicate numbers and quantities. SVA 4.1 A subject after one of and more than one A subject...

Subject–Verb Agreement, Miscellaneous

SVA 5.1 Agreement in case of pair nouns Pair nouns are usually used to refer to certain things that consist of two similar parts. Most pair nouns refer to tools or devices or to clothes that cover one’s legs. A pair noun is plural and takes a plural verb. These...

Subject–Verb Agreement, Phrases as Subjects

In the previous two sections, we have learned the rules that govern subject–verb agreement for simple subjects and compound subjects. Now let us turn our attention to subjects involving prepositional phrases or that are infinitives, gerunds, or subordinate clauses....
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