Simple Accord A verb must correspond to its personal subject and number. Add the singular “s” or “it” to the current form of the basic form for the third person. Don`t forget to add a plural noun a “s” or “es,” but a verb is exactly the opposite, adding an “s” or “it” to make it singular. Example: Plural Singular You run you run the clocks You look Linking Verbs In sentences with verbs, the verb is correct with the theme, not with the predictive nominative. Roses and lavender make a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Unfortunately, the results of the discussion were more divergent. Nominative Verb Verb Predicat Expressions of Nominative Intervention Some expressions seem to create compound subjects, but NOT. Accompanied, as well as, in addition and with expressions, introduce sentences that speak of the subject. The subject remains singular and takes a singular verb. Nebraska, as well as Montana and Idaho, gets harsh winters. Dan, Andrea and John play the piano. Jean goes skiing every winter with his friends.

subject Intervening expression verb subject Intervening expression verb Intervening expression verb Inverted Sentences that begin with here or there, DO NOT confused either word with the subject. Look for the subject by the verb. Here`s my driver`s license There`s a lot of cars on this highway. Questions are inverted sentences. A helping verb is often in front of the subject. Jamieeinn has a pencil? Do students have books? verb verb verb Compound Subjects A compound subject that is joined by and or both…. and usually plural. Some composite subjects have two parts that form a unit, these take a singular verb. Singulier: Bacon and eggs are my favorite breakfast. Pluriel: The dog and the cat play.

In the plural: Anna and Mindywork in the hospital. Subjects composed of or, or, either… Or not… always have a verb that matches the nearest subject. Singulier: Either Carlo or Maxhat the book. Singulier: Neither eggs nor bacon are on the menu. Neither Ed nor the boys have much to say. Inverted phrases In most sentences, the subject passes in front of the verb. However, some inverted sentences begin with a preposition, followed by the verb and then the subject. Remember that the verb should correspond to the subject and not to the subject of the prepositional sentence. Upinto the sky flies the birds. The hairs, the decorations.

Verb subject Prepositional Phrase Verb Simple Agreement In verb verb be, have, and do change forms to agree with third person subjects.