“In English, the agreement is relatively limited. It occurs between the subject of a sentence and a verb in the present tense, so that, for example, in a subject in the third person singular (e.B. John), the verb must have the suffix ending -s. That is, the verb agrees with its subject by having the appropriate ending. So John drinks a lot grammatically, but John drinks a lot is not grammatical as a sentence in itself because the verb does not match. “Example: Diabetes affects many people around the world. Example: Locally produced goods have the advantage of shorter supply chains. For example, the president or CEO approves the proposal before proceeding. “I`ve read statistics that show that only five out of 100 people are financially successful. At the retirement age of 65, only one of these people is really rich. " – Hidden power.
Prentice-Hall, 1987 Example: Interviews included nine deliberately selected participants. Example: This quarter`s result exceeded expectations. Sometimes, however, it seems a little more complicated. Example: The proceeds of the sale go to support the city`s homeless population. Example: Each of the participants was ready to be registered. For example, I will offer a $5 gift card to everyone who participates in the study. Key: Subject = yellow, bold; verb = green, underline the example: A hypothesis is something that is generally accepted as true and is an important consideration when performing a PhD. “Feminist activists need to focus on the forms of power these women wield and how they can be used to their advantage." – Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, 2nd ed.
Pluto Press, 2000 Example: Interviews are a way to collect data and allow researchers to gain a thorough understanding of participants. Example: The committee participates in various volunteer activities in its private life. . Example: No one was available to meet me at my favorite times. Example: The percentage of employees who called sick and the number of employees who left their workplace within 2 years reflect the level of job satisfaction. Example: Strategies used by the teacher to encourage classroom participation include using small groups and clarifying expectations. Example: The committee agrees on the quality of the letter. Example: Many factors influence teacher retention. Example: The student holding all the masters is very motivated. Example: The PhD student and committee members write every day. “Some nouns are often used with verbs in the singular, although they are plural in form: some nouns are often used in the plural, although they name something singular." And all this work is needed just to use the suffix once you learn it.
– Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct. William Morrow, 1994 Example: Neither of the two alternative hypotheses has been accepted. “The agreement also takes place in English between the demonstratives and the names. A demonstrative must match its name in number. So with a plural noun as books, you have to use a plural this or that to get those books or books. With a singular noun, such as . B book, you use a singular this or that, giving this or that book. These books or books would not be grammatical because the demonstrative does not correspond to the name. – James R.
Hurford, Grammar: A Guide for Students. Cambridge University Press, 1994 “Agreement is an important process in many languages, but in modern English it is superfluous, a remnant of a richer system that flourished in Old English. If it disappeared completely, we would not miss it, any more than we miss the similar suffix -est in You Say. But psychologically, these bells and whistles are not cheap. Every speaker who defends must keep four details in mind in each sentence: “The director was one of those people who are so permanently and completely stressed that even their hair and clothes seem to be at the end of their minds." – The life and time of the Thunderbolt Kid. Broadway Books, 2006 However, the plural verb is used when the focus is on the individuals in the group. It is much rarer. Example: She writes every day. Exception: If you use the singular “they", use plural verb forms. Example: The participant expressed satisfaction with his or her work.
You currently hold a leadership role within the organization. –Patricia Osborn, How Grammar Works: A Guide to Self-Learning. John Wiley, 1989 “She brought another woman who was wearing a similar uniform, except she was cut pink in white. This woman`s hair was gathered into a pile of curls on the back of her head; some of the loops were fake. – The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Alfred A. Knopf, 1976 Example: Information received from business owners was relevant to inclusion in the study. Example: The research I found on this topic was limited. .