- The subject and verb in a sentence must always agree.
- He lives in Kuala Kubu Baru.
(singular subject He agrees with the singular verb form lives)
- We sing in the school choir.
(plural subject we agrees with the plural verb form sing)
- They work in Mr Tan's house this week.
(plural subject They agrees with the plural verb form work)
- The following words take singular verbs.
- Each boy has his own book.
- Every girl does her work well.
- Everyone studies hard for the examination.
- Everything is interesting in the museum.
- Everybody believes in God.
- Someone has lost my book.
- Somebody is drawing pictures on the walls!
- Something has to be done soon.
- Has anyone taken my pen?
- Anybody who wants it must tell us.
- We must do anything he wants us to do.
- No one leaves this room without the teacher's permission.
- Nobody speaks to that naughty boy.
- Nothing in this room is expensive.
- Uncountable nouns take singular verbs.
- The water is hot.
- The air is cool.
- The sand is very dry.
- There is ice cream in the refrigerator.
- Collective nouns take singular verbs.
- A swarm of bees is coming in this direction.
- A herd of buffaloes is grazing in the field.
- This football team is very good.