SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT with Prepositional Phrase

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Published on February 19, 2014

Author: gwapakoanasimama

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Subject- Verb Agreement that mainly focuses on the inclusion of Prepositional Phrase. This lesson is best for ESL learners in Grades 4 to 7. This also includes fun hyperlinks and pictures

Identify the correct verb that should be used in each statement.

BE

BEGIN

UNDERSTAND

DRIVE

SPEAK

LIFT

WHAT ARE THE BASIC RULES IN SUBJECTVERB AGREEMENT?

WHAT IS A PREPOSITION? It is a word placed before an object to specify its location.

Let’s find the penguin…

The penguin on the box

The penguin inside the box

The penguin between the boxes

The penguin behind the boxes

But who/what is the main topic?

In subject-verb agreement… A prepositional phrase is a phrase with two or more words that begins with a preposition. A verb must agree with its subject, not with the object of a prepositional phrase, which often comes between the subject and the verb.

The penguin on the box is Gunther.

The penguin behind the boxes is Gunther.

EXERCISES DETERMINE THE SUBJECT and THE CORRECT VERB THAT SHOULD BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES.

EXERCISES The student in the back of the classroom _________ attentively to the teacher. LISTEN LISTENS

EXERCISES The girl between those two boys _________ not my cousin. IS ARE

EXERCISES Escons, together with Ports and Montebs, ______ to the TLE building. GO GOES

EXERCISES The Island, between the two seas, _______ gone. has have

QUIZ!

QUIZ 1. Apartments in this city (is, are) expensive.

QUIZ 2.A dealer in rare books (is asked, are asked) to look at the collection of novels to ensure the authenticity.

QUIZ 3. The musicians in the band (is practicing, are practicing).

QUIZ 4. The blue areas on the map (indicates, indicate) water.

QUIZ 5. The leaves on the oak tree (is turning, are turning) bright orange and yellow.

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