Subject Verb Agreement

The verb should agree with the subject in number and person

A singular subject (he,she ,sita) takes a singular verb (is, goes, eats) whereas a plural subject takes a plural verb.

Example:

  • My father goes to work. (not Go)
  • They are planning to construct a huge bridge across the river.( not is planning).
  • A bouquet of yellow roses lends color and fragrance to the room.(not lend)
  • The students have been talking to the teacher.(not has been)
  • The student has been talking to me.(not have been)

Summary

The verb should agree with the subject in number and person

A singular subject (he,she ,sita) takes a singular verb (is, goes, eats) whereas a plural subject takes a plural verb.

Example:

  • My father goes to work. (not Go)
  • They are planning to construct a huge bridge across the river.( not is planning).
  • A bouquet of yellow roses lends color and fragrance to the room.(not lend)
  • The students have been talking to the teacher.(not has been)
  • The student has been talking to me.(not have been)

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