A mind map for subject–verb agreement

SVA Mind Map showing the five categories of SVA rules and exceptions

Written by Murugaraj

October 31, 2020

There has been a lot of activity since the announcement about our first course, Essentials of Language Editing, was made. It is encouraging and exciting to see that a good number of editors and aspiring editors have shown interest in the sample lesson on subject–verb agreement (SVA). In the meantime, I performed an upgrade to the web site, by securing the site with an SSL certificate. Your Editor’s Essentials site is now a secured site.

One of the interesting and useful aspects of our copyediting training is mind maps. As you most probably know, mind maps are an excellent tool to connect the learning concepts, retain them in memory, and recall easily when needed.

The concept of agreement in general, and SVA in particular, has tens of rules and exceptions. How can I remember all the rules and exceptions related to SVA? Our mind map on SVA tries to bring together some of the most common and basic points. The idea is to provide the keywords that will alert you about a possible rule or exception. The rules/exceptions as such are not provided lest this become complex and confusing.

You may download the mind map from here.

Feel free to share it with your editor/writer friends. Most importantly, let me know how much you like it. If you have missed it earlier but want to try our sample lesson, you may enrol here on our course page.

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