Subject-Verb Agreement With Intervening Phrases Ppt

Subject-Verb Agreement With Intervening Phrases Ppt

2 Check all sentences and clauses in between. Highlight the theme Mark all sentences and clauses in between. Emphasize the subject. Then turn the correct form of the selection verb into brackets. The paper in these boxes (is, are) for the photocopier. His computer and wallet (was, were) left in their car. The London Bridge, as well as several other bridges, (Spans, Span) the Thames. A continuous traffic light (stops, keeps) the movement of vehicles under control. Each entry in the guidelines (receives, receives) a thorough reading. Novelist or poet as the theme of the report.

I found that my two favorite authors (was/were) already taken. Each of these authors (seems/seems) popular with other students. Adjective clauses If the subject of an adjective clause is a relative pronoun, the verb of the clause must correspond to the precursor of the relative case prono. 11 Lesson Five: Collective NounsConcept: A collective name is a name that is singular in its form, but which represents a group of people or a collection of objects usually considered a unit. Collective nouns can be either singular or plural, depending on their use in the sentence. Words such as crowd, troop, herd, team, people, herd, jury, family or committee are collective names. Here`s the key: imagine a herd of pigeons pecking on the ground of bird seeds. Suddenly, a cat rushes out of the bushes. What do pigeons do? They fly as a unit to escape the predator, and they roll in the same direction through the sky. People often behave in the same way and do something in agreement with other members of their group. If these people are part of a collective noun, this name becomes singular and requires singular verbs and pronouns. Examples: The band is going to the Orange Bowl this year.

As usual, the group rushed into the auditorium in groups of two or three. Preventive phrases The verb must correspond to the object of the sentence, not to the object of a preposition. Therefore, the subject of a sentence is never included in the preposition sentence. The collection of rare stamps has been very valuable. The puppies in the basket have brown fur. Sub-ject Prepositional Phrase verb verb Prepositional phrase Verb A title is always unique, even if a name is plural in the title. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is perhaps Mark Twain`s greatest novel. Practice The public (roars/roar) as his favorite player enters the field.

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