Subject-Verb Agreement


The subject and verb in a sentence must agree, or work together. A singular subject needs a singular verb. A plural subject needs a plural verb.


Use the following rules for verbs that tell about the present time.


            A horse runs. A dog chases the horse. It barks loudly.

            Horses run. Dogs chase the horses. They bark loudly.

            I am afraid. Paul is fearless. The armies are here.



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