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If the subject is a pronoun, the verb must also personally agree. English pronouns fall into three categories: first person, second person and third person. Rule 5b: Parentheses are not part of the subject. Example: Verb Object Agreement When you write a sentence, you need to make sure the subject and verb match. If the subject is a single name, or pronoune him, she or her, you need a singular verb. Use a plural verb if the subject is a plural noun, or the pronoun us, you or her. Collective nouns can be used with singular or plural verbs. If the members of the group all act together as one, use a singular verb. If group members act as individuals, use a plural verb. 2. For other irregular verbs, the past is simply the same as the participatory past (but different from the infinitive). For example, tell me, can you tell me about Sharan? She told me to come back the next day.

(simple past) Did you tell anyone if you can change schools? (the past party – the present is perfect) I was told to arrive the next day (past participation – passive): the verb in one or one sentence, or does not agree with the name or pronoun that is closest to it. Example Rule 5a: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words as with, as well as, except, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Examples Fill spaces with corresponding verb shapes. Select the answers in the brackets options. Rule 6: In sentences that start here or there, the real subject follows the verb. Examples have and have the verbs and have used to say what people own or possess. They are also used to talk about things that people do or receive, such as diseases. These words are the simple form of the present of the verb to have.

Explanation: “So” suggests the singular subject (Sunil); That`s why “is” is right. (`Also`- Noun (e) are not part of the subject) 15. Mathematics (are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (are) Andreas the preferred subject. Question 3. Circle the correct verb in each of the sentences below. Regular and irregular verbs The simple past of most verbs ends in -ed. These verbs are called regular verbs. Rule 9: For collective subversives such as the group, the jury, the family, the public, the population, the verb can be singular or plural depending on whether a large part of the audience intends the author.