Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement
there
There are six people in line for the movie.
There is a new store at the mall.
Wh-words
Questions
What makes him so sure he is right?
Where are the paint brushes?
Adjectives
Tobias who is a carpenter made
this bookshelf for me.
She greeted the men who were in the
hallway.
Noun Types
Noncount Nouns
The rice has filled three bowls.
The homework is due in a week.
Collective Nouns
The team has a game tomorrow.
My family likes to go to the beach.
Compound Nouns
Her brothers-in-law are fans of the Gators.
The attorneys general have refused
to pursue the case.
Count Nouns
The nurse works long hours.
The doctors have prepared well for
this surgery.
-ing words
Traveling with friends makes the trip
more enjoyable.
Working hard at my studies keeps
me from falling behind.
compound subjects
and
Tom and Betty have several dogs.
The boys and the girl work together well.
or
The doctors or Betty has the
medicine we need.
Better or the doctors have the
medicine we need.
Indefinite Pronouns
singular
Everybody in the swimming pool
swims for our team.
Each of the girls is preparing for a
different career.
plural
Both of the boys are in my class.
Few have worked as hard as Harold
depends
Some of the workers are eating lunch.
Some of the money is wet.
Auxiliary Verbs
BE verbs
linking verb
Steve is tall.
questions
Is he tired?
progressive
They were playing soccer.
have verbs
present perfect
He has walked the whole distance.
They haven't seen him in an hour.
questions
Have they seen the movie yet?
Hasn't she talked with her sister?
Do verbs
Questions
Does he always drive?
Do they study together?
Negatives
They don't like to visit during the week.
He doesn't like to play video games.
Emphasis
She does like "Big Bang Theory."
They don't enjoy a noisy restaurant.
Modals
He will arrive on time.
They should be here soon.
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