Subject-verb agreement is an essential aspect of English grammar that every class 9 student must learn. This rule essentially states that the subject and verb in a sentence must agree in terms of number. In other words, if the subject is singular, the verb must also be singular. Conversely, if the subject is plural, the verb must also be plural.
The following are some examples of subject-verb agreement:
– My dog loves to play fetch. (singular subject and verb)
– The students are studying for their exams. (plural subject and verb)
– She runs every morning. (singular subject and verb)
– They sing beautifully. (plural subject and verb)
Now that you know the basics of subject-verb agreement, let`s put your knowledge to the test with some practice exercises. See if you can correctly identify the subject-verb agreement in the following sentences.
– The cat (sleep) on the couch.
– My friends (enjoy) playing video games.
– The flowers (bloom) in the spring.
– Each of the students (has) a different opinion.
– The birds (chirp) in the morning.
– My sister and I (go) to the gym every day.
– The teacher (gives) us a lot of homework.
– Some of the kids (like) to play soccer.
– The orchestra (plays) beautiful music.
– The books (are) on the shelf.
By mastering subject-verb agreement, you can communicate more clearly and effectively in written and spoken English. Remember to always check that your subject and verb agree in number before finalizing any sentence. Happy writing!