Agreement between the subject and the predicate. The difficult cases of the subject`s agreement and the predicate in the number. Approval of possessive pronouns. Agreement on staff pronouns. The fact that Swedish does not agree between subjects is of course one of the main reasons why Swedes often do not receive a proper agreement between specialized verbs when they speak and write in English. The other main reason is that in English, the subject-verb agreement is, beside always, a purely formal question, in the sense that the question of whether or not the verb corresponds to the object does not impair the interpretation of the clause in which the subject and the verb in question appears. [She/he/he] speaks. – singular subject and singular verb 1. A sentence or clause between the subject and the verb does not change the number of objects. If a personal pronoun in lieu of a noun in the question of the subject (me, you, she, us, you, her) or in the object (me, you, she, she, she, us, she, her, the pronoun should correspond to her name of person, number and sex. The phrases « accompanied by; The same is true. of the whole, including the whole, « after the subject, do not change the number of the object. They are not taken into account in choosing the singular or plural form of the verb to match the subject.
The pronouns « everyone, everyone, everything, someone, someone, someone, anyone, anything, nobody, nothing, one, not even » take a singular verb. The general rule of the subject-verb agreement in the number is this: the subject in the singular requires the verb in the singular. The subject in the plural requires the verb in the plural. The rule also suggests that a pluralistic agreement is important at all times. That is not true either. With the exception of the verb, the subject-verb agreement takes place only in the present. So what we really need to remember, if we simplify the situation a bit is to put a -s on the verb in the singular of the third person (and the good forms of being, having, doing, and verbs like trying and denying who tries and denies in the singular of the third person). 3. Compound themes that are bound by and are always plural. In the past, the main verbs (regular and irregular) use the same verbs for all people: I worked; I knew it.
we/they worked, knew; my brother worked, knew; My brothers worked, knew. Key: subject – yellow, bold; Verb – green, emphasize Some collective names are generally used with a singular verb (the bourgeoisie, the proletariat). Some other collective nouns are usually used with a plural verb (police, militia, clergy). However, the fact that the subject-verb agreement generally has no influence on the meaning or interpretation of certain sentences and the possibility that the agreement on the subject-verb may seem unnecessary from the Swedish point of view does not mean that we can ignore the verb-subject agreement in English.