Common Agreement Problems Practice

The other types of ACT interrupt sentences perform the same function as the prepositional sentence in subject-verb correspondence questions. They separate the subject from the verb. Let`s take a look at another type of common interrupt phrase on ACT. While the rule of grammar itself is relatively simple, the issues related to it can be difficult and a bit tricky. In this article, I will teach you strategies and tips to become a master of all subjects of the subject-verb agreement on ACT. The more you know these tricks, the faster you can recognize them and apply the appropriate strategies to correctly answer questions about subject-verb concordance. Note that a topic is not part of a prepositional sentence. Most subject-verb correspondence questions at the ACT separate a subject from a verb with a prepositional sentence. Consider the strategy of removing the sentence to help answer these questions. First, let`s remove the prepositional sentence. The equipment for both types of kayaks is similar.

We are left with “The equipment is similar”. Even though the answer is obvious to you at this point, let`s look at the remaining steps. The theme is “equipment”, which is singular. The verb is “are” what is plural; Therefore, there is an error in the subject-verb concordance and the correct answer is G. Based on the context of the passage, the verb should be in the present tense. We will now deal with another unique situation that can complicate the most fundamental subject-verb correspondence issues. How will knowing these phrases help you answer questions about subject-verb compliance with the ACT? Read below to find out. There is another tactic that the ACT uses, although much less often, to complicate basic subject-verb correspondence issues. Delete the preppositional sentence and the sentence must always be grammatically correct. In addition, this strategy makes it easier for you to identify the subject and determine if there is an error in the subject-verb match.

Always remember that the subject will never be included in a prepositional sentence. Let`s apply this strategy with the falsely written sentence above: Subject-verb concordance is a rule that all subjects match their verbs in numbers. If a subject is singular, you should use a singular verb. If a subject is plural, you must use a plural veneer. The most common interrupt phrase displayed on the ACT is the prepositional sentence. To put it simply, a prepositional sentence is a sentence that begins with a preposition. What are prepositions? Prepositions provide additional details about names and often answer the questions “where?”, “When?” or provide descriptive information. Take a look at some examples of frequently used prepositions: Sometimes an error in the subject-verb concordance involves a clause that begins with “that”. The clause stops just before the verb. For sentences with these clauses, simply use the same strategy that we used with non-essential clauses.

Look at this sentence: on the ACT, prepositional sentences tend to be inserted between subjects and verbs to divert attention from errors in the subject-verb concordance. Here`s an example of a misspelled sentence that uses a prepositional sentence as an interrupt sentence: this sentence refers to the individual efforts of each crew member. The Gregg Reference Manual provides excellent explanations of subject-verb correspondence (section 10:1001). I hope that at this point you will thoroughly understand the subject-verb correspondence and how to correctly answer any subject-verb concordance question that may appear on the ACT. . . .

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