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Subject/Verb Agreement Definition
Subject/verb agreement occurs when a verb matches up to the subject performing it in number (singular or plural). Singular subjects take singular verbs and plural subjects take plural verbs.
Examples of Subject/Verb Agreement
Some examples of subject/verb agreement would be the following:
- The teacher grades papers every weekend. (“teacher” = singular subject; “grades” = singular verb)
- The house plant has pink flowers. (“plant” = singular subject; “has” = singular verb)
- My parents visit my sister in Chicago every summer. (“parents” = plural subject; “visit” = plural verb)
- All of the math students have their own calculators. (“students” = plural subject; “have” = plural verb)