Skill 13 Agreement After Certain Words
SKILL 11: AGREEMENT AFTER PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES In English general sentences, subject and verb require. If, in this skill, you come across a sentence with a prepositionalphrase subject, indicate the verb by looking at the word that existed before the prepositional sentence. For example, language studies are very interesting. The study of languages is very interesting. In the sentence above, the main theme is “Study.” We are often deceived by the verb in front of the verb, which is like the word “languages”, so we think that the theme is plural and that we use verbs for plural materials. In fact, to determine the verb is subject/substantial before preposition. Knowing > knows 1. No one knows when the process of making glass was invented. Reason: No one is a single subject, so we must also use a disposition/agreement with singular verbs [verb 1/s]. Krakatoa is remembered as being the volcano that> put so much ash into the air that two years later, sunsets were touched around the world.
Reason: there are 3 clauses in this sentence; this means that there are 3 pairs of subject-verb. First, the theme is “krakatoa” and the verb “remembers.” Second, the theme “the” and the verb “put.” Third, the theme of “sunset” and the verb “affected” were used. Among the three couples, “sunsets” and “affected” were not appropriate. “Sunsets” is a plural form, while “what” is for the singular. “What” should be replaced “were.” In the first example, the start must be activated because it is after the target. In the second example, the lock should be blocked because it is done after the target. The following diagram describes the use of verb shapes according to the study. Come on> three. Some of the electricity consumed in the United States today comes from hydroelectric sources. Reason: The theme in this sentence is “electricity,” then the verb “comes” to conform to the verb-subject agreement.
Ignore “share” because verbs must follow the next noun and the “of” preposition. presented>sprece 4. The languages of the world represent a variety of similarities and structural differences. Reason: The theme of this sentence is “languages,” which is plural, so the good verb is “present,” which is also plural. . >`s 9. Each free space in the arrival area with grass and some bushes is occupied by the crowned white sparrow. Reason: there are two verbs in this sentence, at. The verb “has” and “are.”
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