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This week the students will demonstrate their understanding of correct subjet-verb agreement and use verbs that agree with their subject. This unit is always so difficult for students to learn (and teachers to teach) because there are just so many darn rules for agreement.
Here is a basic list of the rules for agreement:
When a word refers to one person, place, thing, or idea, it is singular in uumber. When a word refers to more than one, it is plural in number.A verb should agree in number with its subject. Singular subjects take singular verbs and plural subjects take plural verbs.The number of a subject is not changed by a phrase following the subject.The following indefinite pronouns are singular: anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one somebody, someone, and something.The following indefinite pronouns are plural: both, few, many, several.The indefinite pronouns all, any, more, most, none, and some may be eith…