SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT

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SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT STRATEGIES FOB SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT ITEMS ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS: Is the noun a collective noun? Is it considered a unit? If so, is the verb singular? INCORRECT [The committee are meeting again on Monday morning.] CORRECT The committee is meeting again on Monday morning Is the noun a collective noun that refers to single, separate elements? Is it considered plural? If so, is the verb plural? INCORRECT The police is currently investigating the situation CORRECTS The police are currently investigating the situation is the noun ending in —s considered singular? if so, is the verb singular? INCORRECT [The news have not been good lately.] CORRECT The news has not been good lately is there a phrase that separates the subject from the verb? If so, have you found the verb? Have you found the subject of that verb? Do they agree? INCORRECT [The price of our goods are lower than that of our competitors CORRECT The price of our goods is lower than that of our competitors We have (A) interviewed many people who is (B) interested in the job we have (C) been advertising in the trade newsletter that is (D) distributed so widely Newsletter (n) a printed report containing news of the activities of a club or organization that is sent regularly to all its members To distribute sth (to / among sb/sth) to give things to a large number of people; to share sth between a number of people: Ex: The organization distributed food to the earthquake victims We have (A) interviewed many people who is (B) interested in the job we have (C) been advertising in the trade newsletter that is (D) distributed so widely My staff has (A) contacted a group of doctors that are (B) involved in research and development efforts that are (C) so greatly needed by children who suffer (D) from this disease To be/To get involved (in sth) taking part in sth; being part of sth or connected with sth: to be / become / get involved in politics Jellyfish (n) (pl Jellyfish) a sea creature with a body like jelly and long thin parts called tentacles that can give a sharp sting Poisonous (adj.) causing death or illness if swallowed or absorbed into the body SYN  Toxic: poisonous chemicals / plants Capable of sth/of doing sth Having the ability or qualities necessary for doing sth: I’m perfectly capable of doing it myself, thank you Harm (n) damage or injury that is caused by a person or an event: Ex: He would never frighten anyone or cause them any harm Men-of-war is (A) a form of jellyfish with poisonous parts that are (B) capable of doing serious harm to swimmers who aren’t (C) taken to a hospital right away and don’t (D) get medical help quickly 10 The government is (A) sending a team of agronomists to remote areas to look into cooperative farming techniques that the peasants claims (B) have (C) greatly improved their (D) crop yields Agronomist (n) a scientist who studies the relationship between crops and the environment Peasant (n) (especially in the past, or in poorer countries) a farmer who owns or rents a small piece of land: Ex: peasant farmers Crop yield (n) the total amount of crops, profits, etc that are produced: Ex: a high crop yield 10 The government is (A) sending a team of agronomists to remote areas to look into cooperative farming techniques that the peasants claims (B) have (C) greatly improved their (D) crop yields THANK YOU! ...STRATEGIES FOB SUBJECT- VERB AGREEMENT ITEMS ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS: Is the noun a collective noun? Is it considered a unit? If so, is the verb singular? INCORRECT [The committee... if so, is the verb singular? INCORRECT [The news have not been good lately.] CORRECT The news has not been good lately 4 is there a phrase that separates the subject from the verb? If so, have... phrase that separates the subject from the verb? If so, have you found the verb? Have you found the subject of that verb? Do they agree? INCORRECT [The price of our goods are lower than that
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Xem thêm: SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT , SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT , We have (A) interviewed many people who is (B) interested in the job we have (C) been advertising in the trade newsletter that is (D). distributed so widely., My staff has (A) contacted a group of doctors that are (B) involved in research and development efforts that are (C) so greatly needed by children who suffer (D) from this disease., To suffer (from sth) | To suffer (for sth) to be badly affected by a disease, pain, sadness, a lack of sth, etc.: Many companies are suffering from a shortage of skilled staff., Satisfactory (adj.) good enough for a particular purpose SYN  acceptable: a satisfactory explanation/ answer , Astronomer (n) a scientist who studies astronomy (the scientific study of the sun, moon, stars, planets, etc.), Man-of-war (n) (pl. men-of-war) Portuguese a sea creature similar to a jellyfish, with long tentacles that can give a poisonous sting, Jellyfish (n) (pl. Jellyfish) a sea creature with a body like jelly and long thin parts called tentacles that can give a sharp sting, Poisonous (adj.) causing death or illness if swallowed or absorbed into the body SYN  Toxic: poisonous chemicals / plants, The government is (A) sending a team of agronomists to remote areas to look into cooperative farming techniques that the peasants claims (B) have (C) greatly improved their (D) crop yields.

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