10 Oct Subject Verb Agreement Subject Complement
(1) If a subject is singular and its complement (the word or sentence that completes the sentence) is plural, do we use a singular or plural verb? (The short answer: singular.) Third person Choosing SingularVerben to match the themes of the first and second person is usually not a major problem, but a peculiarity of the singulate obscedity of the third person causes in some students, especially ESL students, some confusion in the work with the singular subjects of the third person. A unifying verb («is», «are», «was», «were», «seem» and others) corresponds to its subject, not to its supplement. In this example, politics is a single theme; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb. One of the first steps to ensure agreement between the subject and the complement is to identify obvious errors. The basic grammatical rules tell us that if the subject is singular, the complement should also be singular. If the subject is plural, the complement should be plural. . . .