Learning to make subjects and verbs agree in number is an important writing skill. Most of time students will be able to detect an error in subject/verb agreement because it will sound wrong. To students whose first language is not English, it may be more difficult to hear the errors.
In this four page lesson, students follow the first three steps from Charlene Tess’ Simple Steps to Sentence Sense and learn to find the prepositional phrases, find the verb and determine if it is singular or plural, and then find the subject and determine if it is singular or plural. Then, it’s easy to match them up and make them agree.
This lesson also explains the special circumstances to watch for that make it more difficult to determine the subject. For example, when a prepositional phrase follows the subject or when a sentence begins with the words here or there.
There are 20 practice sentences and the answers are included. This makes a great mini-lesson or review.
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