An analysis of subject and verb pronoun and antecedent in english language
What happens when one subject is singular and the other is plural? So, if the subject isn't noun but a pronoun, same question. Fragments and run-ons Video transcript - [Voiceover] Hello Grammarians, today we're going to talk about subject-verb agreement.
Either my aunts or my mother is going. All of the cookies were eaten.
This is the plural form. As a result, a lexicon of new gender-neutral pronouns has been introduced, although it has yet to be universally adopted.
If it's third person singular, the verb probably ends in an S, even though the third person singular noun or pronoun does not. The majority always rules.
Pronouns and antecedents must agree in
The girl [singular subject] reads [singular verb] mystery stories. It's only this weird third person singular, here, that's got that S on the end. The girls [plural subject] read [plural verb] mystery stories. We is plural, there's many of us. Twenty seconds is all you get before I scream. Third person is she talks. This is the plural form. Owl Books, Agreement With Coordinated Noun Phrases "If the subject contains coordinated noun phrases , the agreement is usually with the second noun phrase when the two phrases differ in number: Either Fred or his his cousins are going.
In English, nouns do not have an assigned gender. Do not be confused when a prepositional phrase a phrase that begins with of, in, between, and so on comes between the subject and the verb. In such cases, the object of the preposition appears to be the subject of the sentence when really it is not.
They eat, see no S. There are two exceptions to these rules.
Pronoun antecedent agreement games
It's making sure that a square peg goes in a square hole. So, first find the subject, and then ask yourself is it singular or plural. The first is when a compound subject is connected with "and" but through popular use is considered a singular subject. Fragments and run-ons Video transcript - [Voiceover] Hello Grammarians, today we're going to talk about subject-verb agreement. Other singular-in-form nouns, such as remainder, rest, and number, also have a plural meaning in certain contexts; their number depends on their modifiers : The remainder of the job applicants are waiting outside. Notice what happens to the verb in such sentences when the modifier of the subject headword is singular: The rest of the map was found. Is is S or P, is it salt or is it pepper? None of us is to blame. The second exception is when both subjects are the same entity: The author and illustrator of "Where the Wild Things Are" is Maurice Sendak.
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