Thursday, July 31, 2008

English Language: Subject/Verb Agreement

If you missed this day in English class, here's a quick review. It is absolutely imperative that you memorize this table. I hear so many people make the mistake of saying "He work" or "She have." These are very basic mistakes. Even if you speak rather fluently, if you make these mistakes, your listener will question your level of education, wonder if you lack attention to detail or are just lazy when it comes to language.

Keep things simple. Focus on what's called the 3rd person singular (he/she/it). You'll notice that everything else is the same!

I: am - have - do - work
you: are - have - do - work
he/she/it: is - has - does - works

we: are - have - do - work
they: are - have - do - work
you (plural): are - have - do - work

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