Subject and verb agreement
What are the most commonly errors of Subject and Verb agreemnt
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).
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:
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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