Subject-Verb Agreement

What is subject-verb agreement? (review)

Note: The WritingEssentials blog is on hiatus. Meanwhile, favorite posts will be published with updates. Ellen ~~ A recent request about SAT tutoring sent me to review the writing and grammar questions the Scholastic Aptitude Test, as well as the American College Test (ACT). These exams focus on errors that are often on lists identifying …

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What does it mean to make subjects and verbs agree?

As discussed in the previous post on verb forms, errors with verbs appear to have decreased over the years. For instance, in the 1986 survey which resulted in the Twenty Most Common Errors list, four of the twenty errors involved verbs: wrong/missing verb endings or inflections (# 6); unnecessary shift in verb tense (# 10); …

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