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Subject and Predicate Agreement

In English sentences are made of subjects and predicates. The subject is what the sentence is about. The predicate is what it does. The subject of the sentence is a noun. The predicate is a verb. For example, let’s look at the sentence: Jack is walking. Jack is the subject of the sentence and walking is the predicate. Jack is a noun and walking is a verb.

Nouns are either singular or plural. A singular noun refers to one thing or a singular group of things. Boy, girl, and circus are all singular nouns. A plural noun refers to two or more things or two or more groups of things. Boys, girls, and circuses are plural nouns.

Subject and predicate agreement is a singular or plural noun linking to the proper, singular or plural form of the verb. The simplist forms of verbs are “is” and “are.” These are also called “B Verbs.” The verb “is” always links with a singular noun and the verb “are” always links with a plural noun. For example, we must say “the boy is walking” and not the “boy are walking.”

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