Subject Verb Agreement

Lacking subject-verb agreement is a common grammatical error, especially in business writing where we write and re-write sentences frequently. Most mistakes arise when you edit sentences and forget to change the verb or when you don’t identify the sentence’s subject correctly.

For any sentence to be correct, the verb must agree with the subject in number and person. Take a look at these examples:

1. Each of these communications supports the new brand strategy.

Subject: “Each,” not “communications”

Verb: “Supports,” not “support”

2. There are two topics that we need to address in today’s meeting.

Subject: “Topics,” not “we”

Verb:”Are,” not “is”

3. Marie shares her progress with me every day.

Subject:”Marie,” not “me”

Verb: “Shares,” not “share”

Advertisements

One thought on “Subject Verb Agreement

  1. Pingback: Subject – Verb agreement exercise | English Teaching Material

Share Your Thoghts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s