Subject-Verb Agreement And Parts Of Sentence

A clause that begins with whom, what or what and between the subject and the verb can create problems of correspondence. The rest of this class studies the problems of concordance of subjects that can result from the placement of words into sentences. There are four main problems: prepositional sentences, clauses that begin with whom, this or what, sentences that begin here or there, and questions. A third group of indeterminate pronouns adopts either a singular or a plural, depending on the importance of the pronouns in the sentence. Look at them closely. A topic will come before a sentence that will begin with. This is a key rule for understanding topics. The word of the is the culprit of many errors, perhaps most of the errors of subject and verb. Writers, speakers, readers and hasty listeners might miss the all-too-common mistake in the following sentence: 8. Names such as scissors, pliers, pants, and scissors require plural obstructions…