Q. Can you tell me more about subject-verb agreement?


Subject-verb agreement means that the subject and verb must match - a singular noun must have a singular verb and a plural noun must have a plural verb.  It is always important to ensure your subject and your verb match in number. 

Most regular verbs are made singular by adding an S.  A plural verb will not have an S.

Example:  He lives in Cleveland.  He is a singular noun and requires the singular verb lives.

Example: The students want a coffee machine.  Students is a plural noun and requires the plural verb want.  Notice there is not an S on the end of this verb. 

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  • Last Updated May 10, 2016
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  • Answered By BethMarie Gooding

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