Subject and verb agreement

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What are the most commonly errors of Subject and Verb agreemnt

asked Oct 30 '11 at 01:11 Ajit Mishra New member

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Subject-verb agreement means that the verb is conjugated to match the person and number of the noun.

 

For example (for regular verbs):

 

He walks to the store. --> Subject: He (third-person singular), verb: walks (third-person singular conjugation)

 

They walk to the store. --> Subject: They (third-person plural), verb: walk (third-person plural conjugation).

 

NEVER:

 

They walks to the store. -->Subject: They (third-person plural), verb: walks (third-person singular conjugation).

 

they = plural, BUT walks = singular.

 

For regular verbs like 'to walk' in present simple tense:

 

I walk (first-person singular)

You walk (second-person singular)

We walk (first-person plural)

He/she/it walks (third-person singular)

They walk (third-person plural)

 

For regular verbs, the first-person singular, second-person singular, first-person plural, and third-person plural all look the same in present simple tense.

 

For irregular verbs, they look more different:

 

"to be" 

 

I am (first-person singular) You are (second-person singular) We are (first-person plural) He/she/it is (third-person singular) They are (third-person plural)

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