Here are the basic rules of the verb-subject agreement. Inserts the correct form of the contemporary form of verbs in spaces in the following sentences: 1. A good dictionary ….. A lot of things. (costs) 2. These five chairs …… A thousand rupees. (costs) 3. Ten kilometers ….. A long walk. (be) 4.
Sita ….. Next to my house. (live) 5. Bread and butter ……. Healthy food. (be) 6. One of these three boys ….. every year in his classroom.
(situation) 7. My kite ….. very high in the sky. (Mouches) 8. You ….. It`s dark. (see) 9. All students of this school ……. English. 10. My lawn …..
very beautiful in the spring. (see) Answers 1. Cost 2. Cost 3. is 4. lives 5. is 6. stands 7. Steal 8. Look 9. learn 10. Explanation: “So” suggests the singular subject (Sunil); That`s why “is” is right.
(`Also`- Noun (e) are not part of the subject) Question 8. (i) Furniture in the classroom was new (ii) Furniture in the classroom is new (iii) Furniture in the classroom is new (iv) Furniture in the classroom is/was new Present Tense A verb must match in number and in person to its theme. (a) If the subject is third, no one is singular, most English verbs end in -s or -it, but there are no -s or -it in plural thirds. He goes to school. You go to school. Sita goes to school. Sita and Rama go to school. They`re eating a mango. Ram eats a mango. Subject-verb contract If 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. Rule 6: In sentences that start here or there, the real subject follows the verb. The verbs were and were forms of verb. What is the simple past of tender and is.