Tag: subject verb agreement

  • Possessive Pronouns Examples and Rules

    Possessive Pronouns Examples and Rules

    If you happen to visit my home for any amount of time, you are bound to notice the sounds of young boys playing as they laugh, gesticulate, and eventually devolve into wrestling or screaming at each other. Little does my 5-year-old know that when he screams phrases like, “It’s mine!” at his older brothers, he…

  • Subject/Verb Disagreement No More!

    Subject/Verb Disagreement No More!

    I cringe every time my two-year-old son brings me a toy proclaiming that “it don’t work,” not only because he has broken yet another toy but also because I have an irrational fear that he will never learn the correct subject-verb agreement. Thankfully, most children learn that something “doesn’t work” without ever needing a formal…

  • Counting the Individuals, the Masses and the Indeterminate: Countable and Uncountable Nouns

    Counting the Individuals, the Masses and the Indeterminate: Countable and Uncountable Nouns

    There’s almost a beauty to the overlapping of categorizations in the Venn diagram of nouns. Teenagers are concrete and countable. But, as a party of children, they become singular even though a party is a group by definition, and children is always plural. Whether nominalizations, abstract, plural, collective, concrete, or singular, all must fall into one of these two categories: countable and…

  • Clearing Up Common Issues With Compound Subjects

    Clearing Up Common Issues With Compound Subjects

    Compared to many grammar concepts, sentence subjects are fairly straightforward, which is something I felt incredibly grateful for after starting to write this blog. Still, most of us writers are guilty of making occasional mistakes with subjects, especially when they consist of multiple parts. Luckily, it’s easy to avoid common missteps by building a better…