Rule 1. A topic will come before a sentence that will begin with. This is a key rule for understanding topics. The word of the is the culprit of many errors, perhaps most of the errors of subject and verb. Authors, speakers, readers and hasty listeners might ignore the all too common error in the following sentence: a problem remains, however. How to know on a case-by-case basis whether the subject (third person) is singular or plural? In most cases, this is not a problem, because if the subject is a person, an animal or a thing, we have a singular convergence, and if the subject is more than one person, one animal or one thing, we have a pluralistic convergence. The fact that Swedish does not have a subject-verb match is of course one of the main reasons why Swedes often do not get the subject-verb agreement correctly when speaking and writing in English. The rule also gives the impression that plural resonance is important in all forms of time. This is not true either. With the exception of the verb, the subject-verb concordance takes place only in the present tense.
So what we really have to remember, if we simplify the situation a little bit, is to put an -s on the verb in the singular of the third person (and to use the right forms of being, having, doing and verbs like trying and denying, which become singular in the third person of essays and denials). Subject Verb conformity can be difficult for many people. In fact, one of the most common comments teachers write about students` essays is, «Make sure you agree on the subject!» Have you ever wondered why it is said to be very pretty and not very pretty? The answer lies in grammatical rules of concordance or subject-verb. The basic rule is that the singular obstruction must correspond to singular nouns, while the plural obstruction must correspond to plural nouns. What is a name? It is a word for people, places, events, things or ideas. Have you ever received «subject/verb», like an error on a paper? This handout will help you understand this common grammar problem. However, the fact that the subject-verb chord usually has no influence on the meaning or interpretation of certain sentences and that the possibility that the subject-verb chord seems useless from the Swedish point of view does not mean that we can ignore the subject-verb chord in English. . . .