Subject-Verb Agreement Part Three

In our discussion of SUBJECT-VERB agreement, we have learned how to achieve agreement in the following cases:

1. When we have compound subjects linked using the words and and or (nor).

2. When the subject and the verb are widely separated.

3. When the subject is formed using indefinite pronouns.

4. When collective nouns form the subject.

*****************************************************************

Exercise: Keeping the above rules in mind, correct the errors in subject-verb agreement in the following paragraph. Keep in mind that you may come across a case that we have not covered. Even so, using the knowledge you’ve gained, make an educated attempt to correct all agreement problems.

There’s many good reasons for staying fit. The loss of strength, flexibility, and endurance that

result from lack of exercise are very compelling factors, but everyone who joins the many

health clubs in this city have individual reasons as well. The people I talk with says appearance

or weight loss are their big motivation for working out. No one among the two hundred patrons

of a local health club were there for the social aspects of the place, according to my poll. Either

daily aerobics or weightlifting was what they wanted from their club, and the intensity of the

workouts were clear evidence that they were serious. The manager of the club, along with all the

members of his staff, were very careful to point out that supervised exercise is essential for best

results, but neither he nor his workers was in favour of fad diets or sweat programs.

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: Agreement

Tags:

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: