Published on February 19, 2014
REVIEW The people in the mall (is, are) very angry because of the high prices.
REVIEW The cat, together with the dog and the pig, (take, takes) the fish on the table.
FOUR PICS ONE WORD
SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT Either or the (Homer) (ladies) are coming here tonight.
SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT Either the or (ladies) is coming here tonight. (Homer)
SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT Neither the nor (penguins) is extinct. (the cat)
SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT Neither the nor (the cat) (the penguins) are extinct.
WHAT is the rule in correlative conjunctions then?
In subject-verb agreement… If a sentence has two subjects connected by or/nor, either/or, or neither/nor, the verb must agree with the second subject (the subject closer to the verb).
EXERCISES DETERMINE THE CORRECT VERB THAT SHOULD BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES.
EXERCISES Neither Rolly nor Joshua _______ scolded by the teacher. IS ARE
EXERCISES Either bears or rabbits ______ hunted by poachers in the forest. IS ARE
GOTTA PROB, BRO?
EXERCISES Either Vhong or Deneice and Cedrick ________ to jail. GO GOES
WANT SOME FOOD?
EXERCISES Neither Ferb nor Phineas _______ been busted by Candace. has have
ROCK N’ ROLL BABY!
QUIZ 1. Neither the dogs nor the cat (is/are) very hungry.
QUIZ 2. Either the boy or the girls (walk/walks) in the evening.
QUIZ 3. Neither my sisters nor my mother (is/are) going to sell the house.
QUIZ 4. Either my father or my brothers (sell, sells) the car.
QUIZ 5. Either the students or the teacher (is, are) right!
Subject Verb Agreement when using correlative conjunctions? ... the verb agrees with the nearest subject. e.g. Either Mary or her parents ARE wrong. ...
The Correlative Conjunction Recognize a correlative conjunction when you see one. ... When you use correlative conjunctions, be careful about verb agreement.
Subject-Verb Agreement ... when you join subjects with the conjunction and, you form a plural subject, ... agreement also crops up when you use correlative ...
What Are Correlative Conjunctions? (with Examples) ... Subject-Verb Agreement with Correlative Conjunctions When a correlative conjunction links two ...
When we join two subjects with a correlative conjunction, subject-verb agreement can be ... subjects using a correlative conjunction, the verb that follows ...
Sometimes, there is confusion on subject-verb agreement with correlative conjunctions. ... the correlative conjunction pair “both-and” is used ...
Correlative conjunctions are pairs of conjunctions that ... the correlative conjunction pair is ... the subject-verb agreement must stay in alignment ...
T he C or r el at ive C onj unct i on Recognize a correlative conjunction when you see one. Either ... be careful about verb agreement.
9. Subject-Verb Agreement. ... fail to follow the rule of subject-verb agreement when a subject is ... linked by a conjunction such as ...