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Understand Subject-Verb Agreement

In this worksheet, students will practise using the correct subject-verb agreement within their writing.

'Understand Subject-Verb Agreement' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Correct Subject and Verb Agreement

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, you will practise how to correctly use suitable subject-verb agreement within your sentences.

 

The Subject

The subject in a sentence refers to the thing or person that is carrying out an action.

 

The Object

The object in a sentence does not carry out the action but is the thing or person that is involved.

 

Example:

The dog ate a delicious, juicy bone.

'The dog' is the subject in the sentence.

'A delicious, juicy bone' is the object.

 

Subject-verb agreement

In the English language, a singular subject will need a singular verb.

 

Example:

A dog loves a ball.

 

Therefore, plural subjects need plural verbs.

Example:

Dogs love a ball.

 

Tricky rules

Some pronouns are always singular so always need a singular verb.

E.g. everyone/everybody

Everyone is going to the cinema.

 

But pronouns like 'all' or 'some' can actually be plural or singular.

They are plural if the person or thing referred to by the pronoun can be counted.

For example:

Some girls, all adults 

 

Or singular, if the person or thing referred to by the pronoun cannot be counted and is seen as a singular.

For example:

Some butter, all the sugar

 

The pronoun 'none' is multi-functional.

 

It can be used as singular or plural.

 

This was a huge amount of information to take it. It's now over to you to practise using these rules yourself.

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