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Subjects and Verbs Rules of Agreement
A verb must agree with its subject in number and person. See hint
I know that he is my friend.
She is coming to spend the weekend with me.
Subjects and Verbs Rules of Agreement
A plural subject is always required after the use of the word "you", whether "you" is singular or plural.
You alone have made it possible to complete this project.
Subjects joined by "and"
If the subject consists of two or more words connected by "and" or by "both"..."and", the subject is plural and requires a plural verb
The teacher and her students have been working hard on the play.
The sales projections and the estimated costs are reasonable.
Subjects joined by "and"
Use a singular verb when two or more subjects connected by "and" refer to the same person or thing.
Our President and commitee chair is Lisa Smith.
Subjects joined by "and"
Use a singular verb when two or more subjects connected by "and" are preceded by "each", "every", "many", "a", or "many an".
Every member has a right to a vote.
Each puppy needs a good home.
Subjects joined by "or"
If the subject consists of two or more singular words connected by "or, either...or, neither...nor, or "not only...but also", the subject is singular and requires a singular verb.
Either May or June is a good month for the wedding.
Subjects joined by "or"
If the subject consists of two or more plural words connected by "or, either...or, neither...nor, or "not only...but also", the subject is plural and requires a plural verb.
Neither dogs nor cats like cold weather.
Subjects joined by "or"
If the subject consists of both singular and plural words connected by "or, either...or, neither...nor, or "not only...but also", the verb agrees with the nearer, or closest, subject.
Neither the board members nor the Executive Director is in favor of spending money on that project.
Subjects and Verbs Rules of Agreement
When establishing agreement between subject and verb, ignore any intervening, and potentially distracting, phrases or clauses.
The order for the new textbooks is on the table.