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subject verb agreement
1. if the subject is singular, the verb must be also singular. we put a letter 's' at the end of the verb.
• the dog growls when he is angry.
(dog is singular and so the verb. that's why we put letter 's' at the end of the verbㅡwhich is 'growl', so, it became 'growls'.)
2. if the subject is plural, the verb must be also plural. we don't put letter 's' at the end of the verb.
• the dogs walk down the street.
(dogs is plural and so the verb. that's why we didn't put letter 's' at the end of the verbㅡ which is 'walk'.)
3. indefinite pronouns on the other hand is singular. these are the examples: 'everyone', 'everybody', 'anyone', 'anybody' and etc.
• everybody cares about me.
(everybody is singular and so the verb.)
4. if two subjects, one singular and one plural are connected by 'or', 'nor', 'either/or', 'neither/nor', the verb agrees with the nearest subject.
• neither sarah nor her cousins were to blame for the mistake.
(cousins are nearer to the verbㅡwhich is 'blame'. so, that's why the verb is plural.)
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