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you are doing very good job for juniors..
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Subject Verb Agreement
Rules of Subject Verb Agreement
1. Subjects and verbs must agree in number. This is the most important rule that is the basic concept of subject verb agreement. E.g.
The dog growls when he is angry.
The dogs growl when they are angry.
2. Don?t get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb; they do not affect agreement. E.g. The dog, who is chewing on my jeans, is usually very good.
3.Prepositional phrases between the subject and verb usually do not affect agreement. E.g.
The colors of the rainbow are beautiful.
4. When sentences start with ?there? or ?here,? the subject will always be placed after the verb. E.g.
There is a problem with the balance sheet.
Here are the papers you requested.
5. Subjects don't always come before verbs in questions. Carefully identify the subject before deciding on the proper verb form to use. E.g.
Does Ahmad usually play football?
Where are the books of your sister?
6. If two subjects are joined by and, they typically require a plural verb form.
E.g. The teacher and students are in the classroom.
However, the form of verb used depends on the second subject that comes after and.
E.g. The students and teacher is in the classroom.
The teacher and students have left the class.
7. The verb is singular if the two subjects separated by and refer to the same person or thing.
Red beans and rice is my mom's favorite dish.
8. If one of the words each, every, or no comes before the subject, the verb is singular. E.g.
No smoking or drinking is allowed.
Every student is required to wear the school uniform.
9. If the two subjects are singular and are connected by the words or, nor, neither/nor, either/or, and not only/but also the verb is singular. E.g. Ali or Imran is to blame for the accident.
10. The singular verb form is usually used for units of measurement or time. E.g.
Four liters of oil was required to get the car running.
11. If the subjects are both plural and are connected by the words or, nor, neither/nor, either/or, and not only/but also, the verb is plural. E.g. Dogs and cats are both available at the pound.
12. If one subject is singular and one plural and the words are connected by the words or, nor, neither/nor, either/or, and not only/but also, you use the verb form of the subject that is nearest the verb.
Either the bears or the lion has escaped from the zoo.
Neither the lion nor the bears have escaped from the zoo.
13. Indefinite pronouns typically take singular verbs. (somebody, someone, something, nobody, no one, nothing, everybody, everyone, everything, another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, one, other, neither, and much) E.g. Everybody wants to be loved.
Note: The pronouns few, many, several, both, all, some always take the plural form.
E.g. Few were left alive after the flood.
14. If two infinitives are separated by and, they take the plural form of the verb.
E.g. To draw and to paint portraits require great skill.
15. When gerunds are used as the subject of a sentence, they take the singular verb form of the verb; but, when they are linked by and, they take the plural form.
Playing in the rain was a bad idea.
Swimming in the pool and playing cricket are my hobbies.
16. Collective nouns like herd, senate, class, crowd, etc. usually take a singular verb form.
E.g. The herd is stampeding.
17. Titles of books, movies, novels, etc. are treated as singular and take a singular verb.
E.g. The Pirates of the Carribean is a movie starring Johnny Depp.
20. Only the subject affects the verb.
Further Reading: KETS MCAT English pages 148-154
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http://get.adobe.com/reader/August 20th, 2013, 05:48 PM #68
real trouble in english is vocablory....how to prepre it...??August 21st, 2013, 02:09 AM #69
If we do only these rules then we will be able to solve mcat-english portion?Fear doesen't Exist anywhere Except in your MindAugust 21st, 2013, 02:38 AM #70
As someone who speaks english on a daily basis, I can tell you that your best bet to mastering English based questions, whether it is grammar, comprehension or writing is simply to read books and different english based materials (newspaper, magazines, etc) . Memorizing rules will help but that will only take you so far. I I know it might be getting late in the process but cramming facts about english is probably not the best way to do well. Rather, take the rules you are memorizing and apply them to different articles that you may read..try going to the websites of random english newspaper websites and reading articles that they have to offer.
disclaimer: I am guaranteeing that this way works but rather just offering some advice in case people are still having issues. Please feel free to disregard this method if you do not feel that it will help youAugust 21st, 2013, 10:20 PM #71
August 21st, 2013, 10:39 PM #72
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FROM THE FOUR UNDERLINE WORDS OR PHRASES (A), (B), (C), (D)
IDENTIFY THE ONE THAT IS NOT CORRECT.
1) According to Islamic teachings, cleanness is half of the faith.
A B C D
2) She is too coward to travel alone during such a dark night.
A B C D
3) My coat is black but your is a white one
A B C D
4) I admire her as she sings very good.
A B C D
5) He jumped in the deep river but was saved by one of his friends.
A B C D
6) Mr. Nasir is a M.A. in English and is eligible for this post.
A B C D
7) ?Hurrah, we have defeated the opponent team?, said the captain.
A B C D
8) ?What! A pretty bird it is? exclaimed the foreigner joyfully.
A B C D
9) Kamal is intelligent enough to attempt this question with intelligently.
A B C D
10) He is not only a good player as well as successful businessman.
A B C
CHOSE THE CORRECT SENTENCE OUT OF FOUR SENTENCES GIVEN
11) a) He has no mail child from this wife.
b) He has not male child from this wife.
c) He has no male child of this wife.
d) He has no male child by this wife.
12) a) It is said that silent gives us pleasure.
b) It is said that silent give us joy.
c) It is said that silence give us joy.
d) It is said that silence gives us pleasure.
13) a) The apple who I ate was sweet.
b) The apple which I ate was sweet.
c) The apple whom I ate was sweet.
d) The apple whose I ate was sweet.
14) a) The Shakespeare is the poet of the Nature.
b) The Shakespeare is a poet of the Nature.
c) Shakespeare is a poet of Nature.
d) Shakespeare is a poet of the Nature.
15) a) Nyla is more taller than Sobia.
b) Nyla is taller than Sobia.
c) Nyla is more tall than Sobia.
d) Nyla is much tall from Sobia.
16) a) Pearls are found in many colours including cream, blue and black.
b) Pearls are found in much colours including cream, blue and black.
c) Pearls are found in most colours including cream, blue and black.
d) Pearls are found in more colours including cream, blue and black.
17) a) Though she is rich but she does not co-operate with you.
b) Although she is rich but she does not co-operate with you.
c) Although she is rich yet she does not co-operate with you.
d) Although she is rich yet she does not co-operate you.
18) a) Both the girls co-operate with each other.
b) The both girls co-operate with each other.
c) The both girls co-operate with one another.
d) The both girls co-operate each other.
19) a) He was born at Lahore but tried the best to settle at Karachi.
b) He was born in Lahore but tried his best to settle in Karachi.
c) He was born on Lahore but tried his best to settle on Karachi.
d) He was borne in Lahore but tried his best to settle in Karachi.
20) a) He gave me a gun to shoot.
b) He gave me a gun to shoot with.
c) He gave me a gun to shoot for.
d) He gave me a gun to shoot from.
SELECT THE CLOSEST IN MEANING
a) Vastness b) Brief c) Rubbish d) Progress
a) Spend thriftily b) Collectively
c) Economically d) Heartily
23) Milky way
a) White course b) Galaxy
c) Clear way d) Wayward
a) Rulers b) Physicians c) Forefathers d) Successors
a) Doubtful b) Definite c) Special d) Common
a) Excessively b) Unavoidably c) Unwantedly d) Usually
a) Deep b) Obtain c) Unclear d) Stern
a) Marvel b) Non-existent c) Historical d) Real
a) Harm b) Dominant c) Excessive d) Determined
a) Ground b) Grave c) Serious d) Toil
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