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September 11, 2021

Avoid Subject-Verb Agreement


ACT English often places prepositional sentences between a subject and an appropriate verb to distract you from detecting errors in the subject-verb concordance. Let`s take an example: in subject-verb concordance questions, clauses and appositives do not serve the same purpose as prepositional sentences – they separate the subject of the sentence from the verb. While you may have intuitively known how to correct this sentence and stick to what “sounds good,” you should really know why the first version of this sentence was wrong (although for no other reason than because ACT-English questions that deal with subject-verb agreement are never that simple). The theme of this sentence is “The Bored Student.” He or she is the person who makes the game. Also, as we refer to a bored student, the subject is singular. Since the subject is singular, the verb should also be singular. In the present tense, the singular form of the verb “Play” is “games”. Now that you know the issues related to the subject-verb agreement on the ACT, be sure to familiarize yourself with what has actually been tested on ACT English. If you need an update on punctuation, read this article on commas and this article on punctuation like colons, half columns, and hyphens. The subject-verb chord is a concept that has just over a dozen separate but related rules. Here is a very good article that describes them: the other main reason is that the subject-verb agreement in English is almost always a purely formal question, in the sense that the question of whether or not the verb corresponds to the subject is the interpretation of the sentence in which the subject and the verb in question are present, Not influenced. When they come across a similar sentence on the ACT, many students think that the subject of the sentence is “student”, because it is the word that comes closest to the verb.

While “Student” is in the plural, the very subject of the sentence is “teacher”, which is singular. You can avoid being deceived by the ACT if you can properly identify the subject of the sentence. Modern Swedish has no subject-verb correspondence in any form of tense. Swedish uses the same form of omen, the same form of past, the same future construction, etc., regardless of the number (singular/plural) and person (first/second/third) of the subject. The subject-verb compliance rule states that all verbs must match their subjects in number. If a subject is singular, use a singular verb; If a topic is plural, use plural text. We never want to consider the noun in a non-essential clause to account for the conformity of the verb. Ask yourself, “What is the main character, place, or thing the sentence is about?” In this case, it is taxes, not unemployment. Quite the contrary, native speakers of English react strongly to subject-verb conformity errors (also known as Concord error), much like native Speakers of Swedish respond to faulty sentences, as The ACT tests most subject-verb conformity questions in the singular third person (he/she/one) and third person plural…