Category: Communication Skills

Problems in Subject-Verb Agreement

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

When Words Separate the Subject from its Verb. Words that come between a subject and its verb do not affect the number (singular or plural) of the subject.  Determine which word is the sentence’s subject and then use it to decide whether the verb needs an –s ending. Example: 

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Subject – Verb Agreement

| November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

I – The subject and verb must agree in number:  both must be singular, or both must be plural. Example: The choir sings. The children sing.

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Moods of Verbs

| November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mood – refers to the verb form which expresses a speaker’s or writer’s attitude.

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Active Voice and Passive Voice

| November 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

What is a voice? Voice tells whether the subject of the sentence performs or receives the action.  In English, there are two voices, the active voice and the passive voice. Active Voice – the subject performs the action expressed by the verb. Example:   The student wrote a song. Passive Voice – the subject receives the [...]

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Verb and Kinds of Verb

| July 8, 2010 | 9 Comments

What is a verb? Verb is the word that describes the action or state of being of the subject. Example:  They began the boat race this morning.

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