Agreement

Dena Bain Taylor

Abstract


Every complete sentence contains two parts: a subject and a predicate (or verb). The subject is what (or whom) the sentence is about. The verb tells something about the subject or expresses an action. Subjects and verbs are like married couples—they must agree with each other, or the relationship breaks down. Similarly, pronouns must agree with the nouns they replace. This Guide summarizes the rules for agreement in number, person, and gender.

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