Lesson 9 – Subject-Verb Agreement p.144 *A verb and its subject must agree in number Use singular verb with a singular subject Use plural verb with a plural subject *Singular verbs in the present tense usually end in –s or –es *Plural verbs in the present tense DO NOT usually end in –s (is) – present, use with he, she, it (singular nouns) (was) – past, use with he, she, it (singular nouns) (are) – present, use with we, you, they and all plural nouns (were) – past, uses with we, you, they and all plural nouns EXAMPLES 1.) Corey (collect, collects) baseball cards. 2.) Students at our school (help, helps) with playground maintenance. 3.) There (was, were) not any people sitting in the last row of the balcony. 4.) The gerbil and a white rat (is, are) attracting a lot of attention at the pet show.