Although each part of the composite subject is singular (Ranger and Camper), together (linked by and), each part of a plural structure and must therefore take a plural verb (see) to accept in the sentence. Write a brief description for each photo, with one or two sentences that give your opinion on it. Use words to create sentences with the right subject-verb contract. The purpose of this activity is to ensure that the verb matches the subject in each sentence in relation to the structure of the sentences. Although you are probably already familiar with the basic thematic-verbal agreements, this chapter begins with a quick review of the basic agreement rules. Joe should not follow, was not, since Joe is unique? But Joe isn`t really there, so let`s say that wasn`t the case. The sentence shows the subjunctive mind used to express things that are hypothetical, desirable, imaginary or objectively contradictory. The connective subjunctive mind pairs individual subjects with what we usually consider plural verbs. The rules of agreement do not apply to assets when they are used as a useful second verb in a couple.
You can check the verb by replacing the pronoun for the compound subject. Article 1. A theme will be in front of a sentence that will begin. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-word errors. Writers, speakers, readers and listeners, hurriedly, might regret the all-too-frequent error in the following sentence: If the subject is plural, then the verb must be plural. The first example expresses a wish, not a fact; Therefore, what we usually consider plural is used with the singular. (Technically, this is the singular theme of the object clause in the subjunctive mind: it was Friday.) Usually, it would look awful. However, in the second example, where a question is formulated, the spirit of subjunctive is true.
Note: the subjunctive mind is losing ground in spoken English, but should nevertheless be used in speeches and formal writings. Article 5 bis. Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, as well as, except, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. So far, we have examined topics that can create confusion of the subject-verb agreement: composite themes, group subjects, singular plural topics of meaning, and unspecified topics.