10 Reminders Remember that your theme will NEVER be “there,” so be careful with an unusual word order in your sentences. ex. There`s papers on the desk. ex. There`s a spider on the wall. Keep in mind that names like mumps, measles, news, mathematics and economics take individual verbs. Compound Themes – A composite subject consists of two nouns linked by a unifying word. Topics connected by AND take a PLURIEL verb or the verb that corresponds to them. The plural form of a regular verb does NOT have an “s” at the end. Practice 2 Responses – Taste – Composite Subject – Wear – Plural Subject – Talking – Plural Theme – See – Composite Subject – Surround – Composite Subject – Are — Plural Subject – Plural Subject – Sleep, Composite Theme – Composite Theme – Do – Plural Theme (More Than One) – Some Babies Sleep Even Longer. There are several babies in this sentence.
The verb “sleep” will only be “sleep” if it is paired with several babies. Words between subject and verb – Sometimes preposition phrases between subject and verb come. A prepositional sentence is a group of words beginning with a preposition and ending in a nostantif. Common prepositions: above, before, enters, during, from, in, like, from, to, verse, without, under, high – The verb with the subject should not approve the noun in a prepositional sentence. Singular (1) – Our baby sleeps more than 10 hours a day. There is a baby – The verb “sleep” changes to “sleep” when associated with a baby. 4 Compound Topics If subjects are bound by “or,” “neither/ni,” “not only/but also,” etc., use the subject closest to the verb to determine whether the verb should be singular or plural ex. Neither the boys nor their sister.
ex. Neither the girl nor her brothers do the laundry. 11 Other names of memories that end in “s” but are in fact only an object, take the plural verbs. Z.B. Pants, pliers and scissors Remember to check carefully the subjects that are separated from the verb by words or phrases. Ex. John works at the pizza parlor, as do his two friends. Subject-verb agreement Why is it important that topics and verbs coincide in sentences? Exercise 1, Part 2 – It`s time to go back to class. The smile on children`s faces makes deTeron a sense of well-being. They remind him why he is a teacher. Teron grew up in a poor neighborhood without his father being there. Drugs and crime were everywhere he looked.
Teachers in his own life were very important to him. They let him know that they believed he could succeed in life. Support and encouragement for adults makes a big difference in a child`s life. Teron wants to support the children he teaches. Examples of compound themes – Running weight and lifting are good ways to stay in shape. Running and lifting weights are good ways to stay in shape.