Menu On course Teaching program Print Answer Key name CLASS DATEfor CHAPTER 8: AGREEMENT Pages 148=51 ContinueD follow B Complete the form of the verb that corresponds to the object in each of the following sentences. Example 1. The sounds outside in the night (help, help) I sleep. [The subject, the sound, is plural, so the verb must be plural.] 6. Most campers (use, use) sleeping bags in their tents. [What is the subject of the sentence? Is the subject singular or plural?] 7. Sleeping bags (contains, included) insulation that stores heat. 8. Camp often (need, need) pads under their sleeping bags. 9. Some (are, are) inflatable.10.
Pads (renders, makes) the hard floor more comfortable to sleep. Coincidence with the help VerbenEiger A verb sentence consists of a main verb and one or more auxiliary verbs. The first helping verb in the sentence of the verb corresponds to the subject. EXAMPLES Dad mows the lawn. [Mowing is the sentence of the verb. The singular assistant corresponds to the singular material dad.] Some friends joined us for dinner. [I connected is the sentence of the verb. The plural assistant corresponds to the friend of the plural subject.] REMINDER Even if the first auxiliary verb is in front of the subject, it should correspond to the subject. Does Jake know the answer to this question? [White is the sentence of the verb. The singular assistant is in tune with Jake`s singular theme.] EXERCISE C Circle the helping verb that corresponds to the subject, in each of the following sentences. Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved.
Example 1. Auditions for the part of the school (east east) that takes place this afternoon. [The subject, hearings, is plural, so the helping verb must also be plural.] 11. Jane (is, are) sends a package to her mother in Vermont. [What is the subject of the sentence? Is the subject singular or plural?] 12. (Are) horses walking in the field?13. (Has the light gone out) in the kitchen?14. Rodney (was, were) enjoyed his moment in the limelight.15. (Fed, do) squirrels in your garden at night?58 HOLT MANUAL First course Menu Add to course Lesson plan Print Answer Key name CLASS DATE for CHAPTER 8: AGREEMENT Pages 152=53 Subject verb contract: Indefinite pronouns A pronoun that does not relate to a person, a particular place, a thing or an idea is called an indefinite pronoun. If an indeterminate pronoun is used as the subject, make sure that the verb matches the pronoun.
Singular Indeterminate pronouns 8d. Use a singular verb to match the following pronouns when used as subjects: anyone, either no one has everyone anything else EXAMPLES Someone has a good idea. [The Singularverb corresponds to the singular somebody.] Only one of the answers is correct. [The Singularverb corresponds to the substeer of the singular.] NOTE Many indefinite pronouns can also be used as adjectives. If these words are used as adjectives, they have no influence on the number of verbs. ADJECTIVE Each tree has been pruned. [The adjective Everyone modifies the noun tree. The tree is the theme of the sentence.] Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston….