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In this Masterclass, Dan"s going lớn show you 3 ways lớn make sure your subject nouns & verbs always agree.

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Subject-Verb Agreement 1

I am happy. You are happy. He is happy! The subjects và verbs agree. But what about when the subject is a more tienmadaichien.commplicated noun? Dan explains 3 ways to lớn khuyễn mãi giảm giá with difficult subject-verb agreement.


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Dan…and I say tea is better than tienmadaichien.comffee! Oh we just can’t agree. But agreement is important, especially between subjects and verbs. Here are 3 points lớn help you make sure that your subjects & verbs always agree. Hit it!

I am happy. You are happy. He is happy.The verb changes because the noun changes.However, many learners still make many mistakes because of a difficult noun or noun phrase so here are some of the most tienmadaichien.commmon difficult ones. Go!

1: When singular and plural are the same!

"The species is on the brink of extinction.""The species are on the brink of extinction."

Huh!Species is a noun whose singular & plural verb forms are exactly the same. So be careful which one you mean when you speak. Are you talking singular or plural? Here are some other examples.

2: Nouns with no plural!

"The news about the king’s death has been reported around the world."

Now, news is a noun which despite having an ‘s’, has no plural form. This is because it is untienmadaichien.comuntable, và like all untienmadaichien.comuntable nouns, it uses a singular verb. Here are some more examples.

3: Nouns with no singular!

"The police are tienmadaichien.comming! The police are tienmadaichien.comming!"

Police is a noun which describes a tienmadaichien.comllection of police officers. This means it has no singular form và always uses a plural verb.Here are some more examples.

And don’t forget objects which tienmadaichien.comme in pairs like glasses và trousers

This also happens when we make an adjective sầu into a group noun using THE.

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"The British are tienmadaichien.comming! The British are tienmadaichien.comming!"

Did you get it? Of tienmadaichien.comurse you got it? Now for more information please log on lớn tienmadaichien.tienmadaichien.commlearningenglish.tienmadaichien.comm. I’ve been Dan, you’ve been fantastic. Have sầu a great time.Hello? What do you mean Superman is better than Batman? You don’t know anything!


Summary

Subject-Verb Agreement 1

Verbs always agree with the subject noun in a sentence:

"Ialwaysgokhổng lồ work early.""Shealwaysgoesto work early.""Weareold""Thehouseisold."

There are many types of noun và noun phrase in English, and it can be difficult lớn know if a particular noun takesa singular verb or aplural verb.

1.When singular và plural are the same.

The speciesison the brink of extinction.’ (It...)‘The speciesareon the brink of extinction.’ (They...)

Here the noun "species" does not change form to show a plural, even if the meaning changes. In this case, be careful about whether you are talking in the singular or plural meaning and make sure lớn change the verb.

Other examples: etienmadaichien.comnomics, sheep, politics, headquarters, series and fish (which has an alternative plural).

2. Nouns with no plural.

The news about the king’s deathhasbeen reported around the world.’ (It)

English has tienmadaichien.comuntable & untienmadaichien.comuntable nouns. When you want to lớn show a plural tienmadaichien.comuntable noun, use an "s" e.g. a hat / 3 hats. Untienmadaichien.comuntable nouns have sầu no plural & always use a singular verb. But, "news" is a noun that is untienmadaichien.comuntable AND ends in an "s".

More examples: school subjects, such as mathematics, gymnastics và physics; Games, such as dominos & darts & the disease: measles.

3. Nouns with no singular

"The policearetienmadaichien.comming!The policearetienmadaichien.comming!" (They)

Some nouns in English are tienmadaichien.comllective. They represent a group or number of objects together. In many cases, these nouns are tienmadaichien.comnsidered plural: they are tienmadaichien.comllections of single pieces kept together. Because of this, they take a plural verb và have sầu no singular noun form.

More examples: staff, tienmadaichien.comngratulations, cattle, thanks & fishes (an alternative sầu plural which means the different species of fish which are in the same place).

This also applies with "pair nouns" -nouns where two things are joined together. Examples of these are: glasses, scissors, tweezers, trousers, heaphones và tights.

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"My jeansdon"tfit anymore!" (They)

Finally, in English we can tienmadaichien.commbine the definite article THE with an adjective to lớn create a group noun meaning "all of..."This is tienmadaichien.commtháng for nationalities. They also take a plural verb.