Subject Verb Agreement
1. Singular Subjects take singular verbs.
SINGULAR VERBS end in -s or -es.
2. Plural Subjects take plural verbs.
PLURAL VERBS do NOT end in -s or -es.
3. Compound subjects joined with AND use a plural verb.
4. Compound subjects joined by OR use the last noun in the subject to determine if it is singular or plural.
5. WATCH OUT for modifying phrases in the subject. Modify means to describe.
The dogs in my neighborhood bark all night.
You have to ignore the phrase... in my neighborhood...
Use the following link to help you practice Subject/Verb Agreement.
Log on to STUDY ISLAND and complete the subject verb agreement quizzes to help you practice with these rules as well.