Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement


Nouns and Verbs

  1. Nouns: people, places, things, ideas
  2. Verbs: the action, what is happening in the sentence

Singular and Plural (Number)

  1. Singular: one
  2. Plural: any other number or amount
  3. 0 people vs. 1 person
  4. 1.2 centemeters vs. 1 centemeter
  5. 2 pizzas vs. 1 pizza

Only nouns and verbs have number in English (but BOTH of them do!)

  singular (1) plural (0, 2+)
nouns NO -s YES -s
verbs YES -s NO -s