Subject & Verb — A License to Agree!

Published on 07 Dec, 2016

Generic Grammar

Isn’t it nice when things agree? 

It always is! 

English is a happy language, because the subject and verb are always in agreement with each other. 

Let’s look at some basic rules to see how.

Pronouns are quite singular in their approach, most times. Each, every, anyone, everyone, someone, no one, nobody, and somebody are always singular and, therefore, require singular verbs.

  • Everyone has joined the RPG tournament.
  • The company operates through three divisions. Each has a branch in the UK.

Even with the distance, the subject and verb always hold true to each other. The words between these elements never affect their agreement.

  • The dog, who is chewing on my jeans, is usually very good.
  • The analysis of the results reveals a significant difference between the groups.