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Published on April 12th, 2021 | by Newt Rayburn

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Sentence Correction Subject Verb Agreement

The subject of the sentence is singular (“majority”). The verbs and pronouns used throughout the sentence must correspond in number with the subject (i.e. wants, the company). Split #2: The three nouns parallel to “and” are a composite subject. This theme – Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard – requires a plural verb “were considered the founders.” The selection with the singular version, “was considered a founder,” is false. Decisions (B) – (C) – (E) make this mistake. This sentence contains an error in the subject verb agreement. The theme of the sentence is “reports,” so the verb “a” must be changed to “have” in the plural to approve the plural theme “reports.” The verb in the sentence, written in the section emphasized as “face,” must in fact be in the singular form of “faces.” The theme of the phrase is “everyone,” which is actually a singular form, although the verb sits next to “new coaches.” “The new coach faces” is the right answer. In the first version, we replace the plural with a singular; in the second, the singular subject becomes plural by incorporating the amending sentence. Either we`re working here as a correction. Comment file: when it comes to pls give me kudos… Correction of the sentence.doc [31.5 KiB] downloaded 5721 times The theme of the sentence is the word “hopes”.” Therefore, the singular “nudged” would be wrong. The simple theme of the sentence is “everyone,” so the predicate must be singular instead of the plural.

In this sentence, “Each student” is the theme, so we need a unique predicate. The only choice of answers that contains a single predicate for the subject “Each of the students” is “Each of the students was sick last week, so the professor canceled the conference.” This sentence shows the same common trick of associating a single subject (team) with a plural noun (player). A pluralistic verb is then placed next to this plural noun, and the reckless test-taker, which relies on its sense of what “sounds right,” is immersed in the idea that the sentence is correct as it is written. Although this choice of response adds the words it never had and is therefore more redundant than the original sentence, it is the only grammatically correct choice of the answer. The first of these constructions is the theme “Y X”; the second is “one of the Xs that… ” where X represents a plural noun. Both structures contain the preposition “of,” and that is why the trial participants might confuse them. One of the most common tricks that testers play on us when correcting GMAT phrases is that we lack a missing match between a subject and his verb. This may seem so fundamental to any language that we could hardly miss it. In many cases, this is true. For example, it is quite easy to realize that it should be “the book” or “the books are”.

However, one of the testers` tools is to place the subject away from the verb to confuse us. The problem with the sentence as it is written is that the theme of the phrase, “every night,” is singular, but the verb “were” is plural. The subject and the verb must match. The correct answer is: “Every night for five straight nights was well below freezing.” We can talk about “no students,” “a few students,” “most students,” “every student,” “every student,” or “all students.” It`s pretty easy to find – those with “students” are unique, and those with students are plural. This becomes more difficult when a sentence or amending clause intervenes (“no student, not even… “any student, including … “), but of course, if the names in the modifier are singular or if the plural does not affect the verb – the verb must correspond in number to the subject and only to the subject.


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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.



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