Writing: A College Handbook - Subject-Verb Agreement (Ch. 21)


For learning: English

Base language: English


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To say that a verb agrees in form with its subject is to say that a verb has more than one form and that each form matches up with a particular kind of subject. To write Standard English correctly, you need to know which form goes with each type of subject, where to find the subject in a clause, and whether the subject is singular or plural.

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