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....

Subject–Verb Agreement, Compound Subjects

In the previous section, we learned the basic premise of subject–verb agreement and cases involving a simple subject. The subjects could be nouns or pronouns. You may recall that pronouns have brought in variety by their ability to act as a singular and/or plural noun...

Subject–Verb Agreement, The General Principle

Over the previous sections, we have learned to define and identify the subject of a clause. In this and the following sections, we will learn the various rules and exceptions that govern the agreement between a subject and the verb. The General Principle Singular and...
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