Subject Verb Agreement

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English I EOC AssessmentTenses and Verbals
Grammar & PunctuationGrammar
LanguageEnglish Language
Parts of SpeechComplex Tenses and Verbals
Writing AssessmentSubject-Verb Agreement

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movie is worth even watching that and subjects in verbs

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on the other hand find it easy to agree All

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it takes is for a singular noun to match up

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with a singular verb and a plural noun to match

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up with a player over Got it for example say

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we have the sentence I am a really good cook

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The word i is a singular now so it needs

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the singular verb And now say we change our example

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to read way are really good cooks The word we

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is a plural noun so it needs the power over

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our way Are the world like that Wow easy right

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This has to be the shortest grammar lesson ever But

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wait there's more Some downs can be tricky leaving us

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unsure it toa whether their singular or plural noun For

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example take the word everyone if we're talking about everyone

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At a professional football game Then we could be referring

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to tens of thousands of people Me and though the

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number of people were referring to doesn't matter grammar rules

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is everyone and its compatriots Everybody anyone anybody no one

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and nobody Our singular noun that require singular verbs got

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that So you treat everybody's whole mass of people football

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game as one thing Thank you Everyone at the game

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in green bay is freezing because everyone is a singular

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noun We match it with the singular verb is or

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say we have the scent No one at the game

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in houston is freezing because no one is singular Now

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we match it with the singular verb is phantom pains

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and team names are usually plural Although some people prefer

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to treat group names that sound plural as plural and

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group names that sound singular as singular So if we

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ever over here a customer of a restaurant say matchbox

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twenty makes great music where the band named matchbox twenty

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is treated as a singular rather than plural well try

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not to wig out Plenty of people talk this way

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are this way Come on and the world hasn't come

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To an end now we come to collective now while

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a word like family may cover a lot of people

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collective noun czar usually treated a singular now for example

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say we have the sentence in the school orchestra plays

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its spring concert tonight Yeah we did that The school

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orchestra just treated is like one singular thing It doesn't

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matter that the orchestra may consist of one hundred very

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nervous teenagers with temples We know you were talking about

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you because orchestra is a collective noun It is treated

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as a singular noun and is therefore match with the

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singular verb plays it plays What if we have the

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sense of the football team run sprints during practice Well

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we don't care how hot and tired all those football

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players are Because team is a collective noun it is

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treated as a singular noun and so we match it

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with singular verbs like runs The team runs runs all

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right upon occasion Some collective noun can be plural if

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the people covered by the noun have a sense of

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individuality like the married couple are spending some quality time

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apart because it's clear that the couple were talking about

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consists of two people who aren't currently speaking to each

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other We match the collective known couple with the plural

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verb are we could just as easily use the word

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couple is a singular now like a couple of right

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say we have the sense each couple is attending therapy

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with a different counselor Well in this case couples are

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being spoken of as units which is why we match

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the collective and singular noun couple with the singular verb

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is grammar rule for collective noun may seem overly complicated

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Don't worry given how big the rule is It's hard

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to be truly wrong here fit for subject verb agreement

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just remember that singular noun school with singular berg plural

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noun go with poor over and singular words that cover

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a lot of people like everyone and symphony gets singular

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verb big things really like one Isn't it nice when

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there's a grammar rule that's virtually impossible toe disagree over 00:04:24.202 --> [endTime] Yeah you like that Yeah dead