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Chanquoy, L., Negro, I. Error of agreement subject-verb in written productions: A study on French children and adults. J Psycholinguist Res 25, 553-570 (1996). doi.org/10.1007/BF01758183 For more information on the pronoun-antecedent agreement, visit pages 325-326 of Write for Business and pages 366-367 in Write for Work. The trick to verifying the subject-verb discrepancy is to identify the verb in a sentence. The verb in the sentence will help you find the subject that will tell you if you have the right form of verb. The verb is the simplest to identify as a word that can come just after the pronouns “me,” “you,” “she” and “es.” In cases where two words can match the sentence according to the pronoun, the verb is the word that changes when you change the tension of the sentence. For example, in the phrase “The exhausted runner crossed the finish line,” he could arrive at both “exhausted” and “crossed” after a pronoun. If we change the sentence from the past to the present: “The exhausted runner crosses the finish line,” we see that because “Cross” has changed to make the phrase so tense, it is the verb. Largy, P., Chanquoy, L., Fayol, M. (1993).
Automatic and controlled letter: object agreement error in native French speakers. In G. Eigler, T. Jechle (Eds.), Writing: Current trends in European research, (p. 109-120). Freiburg, Germany: University publishing house. A lot can make the agreement between subjects a little difficult. Here are three examples. When checking, make sure you have a particular agreement on the indefinite pronouns in the last column. The following examples show how these pronouns can be singular or plural: once you have identified the verb in a sentence, you can identify the subject by asking yourself a question starting with the words “who” or “what” and the next with the verb. In the sentence “The exhausted rider has crossed the finish line,” you ask yourself: “Who or what crosses?” The runner is the one who crossed paths, so the “runner” is the subject of the sentence. Sometimes the subject of a sentence is more than a word.
“The way she won surprised her,” is an example. The subject is identified by the same method. The “what” that surprised is “The way she won,” the theme of the phrase. Pay particular attention to sentences that start with one.