Agreement of Verbs with Subjects

Agreement of Verbs with Subjects

The subject is a Singular, the Verb is also Singular but if the Subject is Plural and the Verb is Plural the word must be in the same Number as it’s Subject.

So we say that a Verb agree with its Subject in a Number Person.

Example

  1. I go to School.

  2. He goes to School.

I go to school the Subject I is in the Singular number is in the First Person, the Verb agree with is in the Subject in Person.

He goes to School the Subject He is in the Singular number and is in the Third Person, the Verb also agrees with the Subject in Person. Hence we say just a Verb agree with its Subject in Number, so that it also agrees it’s Subject in Person.

Exercise-1

Say which word is correct

  1. The child mother {has, have} not come today.

  2. All the boys in our school {play, Plays} games every morning.

  3. Harish Rawat, the tallest of all the boys in our school/ class, {is, Are} very strong.

  4. February, the shortest month of the year, {comes, come} before March.

  5. The house belonging to those people {is, are} not very old.

  6. The women with five children {is, are} my aunt.

  7. December, the last month of the year, {has, have} thirty-one days.

  8. The girl with long brown hair {is, are} my niece.

  9. The sound of the bells {was, were} heard all over the house.

  10. All the women in our village {help, helps} their husbands in the fields.

  11. Very few boys in our school {wears, wear} long hair.

  12. {Do, Does} the teacher of your class write difficult words on the black board?

  13. How many legs {has, have} a spider?

  14. The sailor with the wooden leg {live, lives} in this cottage.

  15. Which of these two books {is, are} yours?

Answer

Exercise-1

  1. Has

  2. Play

  3. Is

  4. Comes

  5. Is

  6. Is

  7. Has

  8. Is

  9. Was

  10. Help

  11. Wears

  12. Does

  13. Has

  14. Lives

  15. Is