Subject Verb Agreement Part 1

The subject of a sentence is the person, place, or thing that makes or is something. In other words, the subject is always a subject involved in the plot. Note: Two or more plural topics connected by or (or) would obviously need a plural verblage to agree. 2. Pay attention to the prepositional sentences placed between the subject and the verb and immediately identify the subject in the expression as the object of a preposition: A preposition object can NEVER be a sentence. Example: Strategies used by the teacher to encourage participation in the classroom include using small groups and clarifying expectations. Although these nouns seem to be plural because they end on s, they actually refer to only one thing that is made of smaller, innumerable pieces. Therefore, they are considered singular. Rule 2.