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What is rule 1 for subject-verb agreement?
A singular subject must use a
singular verb form that ends in s:

is, was, has, does, or verbs
ending with s or es.
What is rule 2 for subject-verb agreement?
A Plural subject, a compound subject,
or the subject YOU must use a plural verb
form that has NO s ending:

are, were, do, have, or verbs
without s or es endings.

A plural verb form is also
called the plain form.
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

The black-and-white cat (was, were) so cute.
subject: cat
singular
rule 1
was
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

Both of the kittens (is, are) so cute.
both
plural
rule 2
are
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

That girl (erase, erases) the blackboard.
subject: girl
singular
rule 1
erases
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

Those girls (erase,erases) the blackboard.
subject: girls
plural
rule 2
erase
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

My little sister (pray, prays) quietly at meal time.
subject: sister
singular
rule 1
prays
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

Megan and Ciera (kick, kicks) the soccer ball very hard.
subject: Megan and Ciera
plural
rule 2
kick
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

Hannah also (kick, kicks) the soccer ball very hard.
subject: Hannah
singular
rule 1
kicks
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

(Was, Were) Hannah and Ashley's haircuts adorable?
subject: haircuts
plural
rule 2
Were
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

Our Dad (has, have) to keep Callie on a short leash.
subject: Dad
singular
rule 1
has
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

Dad's oak tree (has, have) a lot of
worms starting to eat the leaves.
subject: tree
singular
rule 1
has
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

Ashley (don't, doesn't) have many girls in her class.
subject: Ashley
singular
rule 1
doesn't
Name the subject.
Singular or plural?
Which rule?

Why (do, does) Hannah and Ashley like to tease Uncle Virgil?
subject: Hannah and Ashley
plural
rule 2
do