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...

Simple and compound subjects

Now that we know the definition of a subject, are familiar with the concept and can identify one when we see it, let us move on to the formation of subjects. In an earlier section, we have learned what can form a subject – nouns, phrases, and subordinate clauses. They...

Nouns and their number

One of the four properties of nouns is their number, the others being gender, person, and case. Every noun will fall under either of the two larger classes called countable and uncountable nouns. While countable nouns can be classified further as singular and plural,...

Where is a subject placed?

Considering that the subject can be a noun, pronoun, noun phrase, gerund, infinitive, or subordinating clause, it is important to understand where a subject is placed. 01 The simple case The subject of a simple sentence or a clause usually appears before the...
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