Paralegal believed that there was an overload of cases in the office that generates stress. No mistake The recent discovery of the short films and the personal diary of the renowned inventor make his genius even more appreciated. No error This sentence contains an error of the subject verb chord. The theme of this sentence is unique: “recent discovery,” although the following development of short films and a personal diary may be misleading, they do not change the grammatical subject of the sentence. Therefore, the verb should be “allowed.” Shana, Joe and Marcel were incredible at each of their appearances, and the audience rewarded them with cheers and applause. No error Many things can make the agreement between the subject verb a little difficult. Here are three examples. 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. 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: James is a proactive policeman, so that even though local rebellious teenagers are upset by his strict nature, the overall security of the city has improved considerably since he was hired. No Error For more information on pronoun-antecedent agreement, visit pages 325-326 in Write for Business and pages 366-367 in Write for Work. The verb “are” corresponds to a plural subject, but the theme of this sentence is the singular “couple.” If you change “are” to “is,” the error of the sentence will be corrected. The corrected sentence is: “A pair of support shoes is important if you have pain in your lower back.” Bob is a third individual-singular noun, and therefore the verb (readers) is singulif. This harmony between the subject and the verb is called concordance. It is a matter of verb-subject agreement in this independent clause: “The general security of the city has improved considerably since its hiring.” The theme of security is simplified, which is a singular noun, so the verb must also be singular, which “improves” hurts and has “improved” the corrected verb.

Stephanie says she wants to go to university after graduation, but her bad attitude towards senior year studies doesn`t indicate that she`s happy to be a student. No mistake If you are referring to general groups or names, you should pay attention to the number and gender agreement. When Stacy`s friends looked from the top, they were blurred and smiled at them. No error The word “agreement” in the reference to a grammatical rule means that the words used by an author must be aligned with number and gender (if any). For more details on the two main types of agreements, please see below: Object-Verb-Accord and Noun Pronoun.