Subject Verb Agreement Notes cover basic concepts related to the usage of verbs in a clause or sentence. Subject Verb Agreement Notes are simplified and precise for effective learning.

Subject Verb Agreement Notes

The use of the verb according to the subject is called Subject Verb Agreement. The use of verbs changes with the number and type of subject. A singular verb is used with a singular subject and a plural verb is used with a plural subject.

Identifying Singular and Plural Verb

Present Simple Tense
Singular verb: Verb (I) + s/es
Plural verb: Verb (I)

Present Continuous Tense
Singular verb: is/am + Verb (I) + ing
Plural verb: are + Verb (I) + ing

Present Perfect Tense
Singular verb: Has + Verb (III)
Plural verb: Have + Verb (III)

Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Singular verb: Has been + Verb (I) + ing
Plural verb: Have been + Verb (I) + ing

Past Simple Tense
Singular verb: V (II)
Plural verb: V (II)

Past Continuous Tense
Singular verb: was + Verb (I) + ing
Plural verb: were + Verb (I) + ing

Past Perfect Tense
Singular verb: Had + Verb (III)
Plural verb: Had + Verb (III)

Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Singular verb: Had been + Verb (I) + ing
Plural verb: Had been + Verb (I) + ing

Future Simple Tense
Singular verb: will/shall + V (I)
Plural verb: will/shall + V (I)

Future Continuous Tense
Singular verb: will/shall be + Verb (I) + ing
Plural verb: will/shall be + Verb (I) + ing

Future Perfect Tense
Singular verb: will/shall have + Verb (III)
Plural verb: will/shall have + Verb (III)

Future Perfect Continuous Tense
Singular verb: will/shall have been + Verb (I) + ing
Plural verb: will/shall have been + Verb (I) + ing

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