Each sentence in the English language has a subject and a verb. In English grammar, a subject is the part of a sentence that indicates what it is about or determines who or what performs the action. In simpler terms, a subject of a sentence is the person, place, or thing that is performing the action in the sentence.
The verb is the word used to describe the action. For a sentence to be grammatically sound, the subject and the verb in the sentence must agree with each other or must be in an agreement. What is meant by that is that if the subject is the sentence is singular, the verb must be singular and if the subject is plural, the verb must be plural.
There are some exceptions to this rule too. As simple as this sounds, the problem arises since the plural form of a subject (nouns) ends with the letter ‘s’ and the singular form of the verbs ends with ‘s’.
In this edition, we aim to help students understand the subject-verb agreement by allowing them to practice it with the worksheet provided. There are several different types of exercises that would help them understand what it is all about.
In the following exercises, students are asked to color the circle of the verb that matches the sentence. Advise them that I, you, we, and they are followed by ‘have’ and he, she and it are followed by ‘has’ before they attempt the questions.
As mentioned earlier, the subject and the verb must agree in number. If a subject is in singular form the verb needs to be singular and if the subject is plural the verb should be plural too. Singular subjects go with singular verbs and plural subjects go with plural verbs, that is the rule grammar dictates. In the following exercises, students have to keep that in mind and choose the correct form of the verb that matches with its subjects and write in on the blank space provided.
In the next exercises, students need to circle the verb in the sentences and draw a line to match it with the correct pictures.
In the following questions, ask the students to tick the correct answer to make a correct and grammatically sound sentence.
Download the worksheet, print and distribute these among the class. Ask the students to go through the questions and solve them on their own. Step in if required. For more worksheets, be sure to visit our website.