Subject Verb Agreement

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Subject-Verb Agreement
Introduction
1) The subject-verb agreement is the correspondence of a verb with its subject in person (first, second, or third) and number (singular or plural).

Liz is an accountant and she has a typical 8-5 job.
2) Subjects and verbs must agree with one another in person (first, second, or third). Note the subject-verb agreement rules of the verb to be in present tenses.



Singular
Plural
1st person
I am
we are
2nd person
you are
you are
3rd person
he/she/it is
they are


I am a student (1st person), my brother is a pupil (3rd person), and you are a teacher (2nd person).

Subjects and verbs must agree with one another in number (singular or plural). Thus, if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; if a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural.

She cooks dinner, and her brothers make breakfast.

When the subject of the sentence is composed of two or more nouns or pronouns connected by the conjunction and, use a plural verb.

Brothers and sisters don’t often get along.

The words each, each one, either, neither, everyone, everybody, anyone, anybody, nobody, somebody, someone, and no one are singular and require a singular verb.

Each of these suggestions is interesting.
Someone was standing at the door.


When two or more singular nouns or pronouns are connected by or or nor, use a singular verb.

Either your mother or dad needs to contact me.

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