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12th April
2021
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A singular verb is used for a noun/singular pronoun, while a plural verb is used for a plural noun/pronoun. The general theme of the GMAT sentence correction agreement covers two general areas: (a) the agreement between pronouns and their predecessors, which is the subject of another post; and (b) the verb-subject agreement, the subject of this contribution. For starters, here are some good practices SC problems. Besides, there is a second similar problem here: the monster pronounem-antetecedent picks up its ugly head. While the test is busy telling you that “the football team” corresponds to a pluralistic verb, it also launches a plural pronoun, “you”. The correct possessive pronoun for a single entity as a team is “being.” The corrected version of the sentence above could therefore look like this: in these examples, although a collective name is used, we refer to the members of the group and therefore the verb used would also be plural. The error here is a little more difficult to detect — we have to be very careful when it comes to identifying the object of the sentence. What gives this transcendent quality to the work of art? The pictures? Lights and shadows? The agreement between thematic verb may seem very simple, but it will certainly be tested for corrections of GMAT sentences. You can apply many of the same considerations as pronoun-antecedent agreement for these issues. For a complete overview of the agreement between thematic verbs, we look at some examples below.

1) Split #1: China has a ton of people, but the name of the country itself is unique. The singular subject requires a singular verb that “was.” The answers with the plural verb “have been,” (A) – (D) are false. Now we can see much more clearly that the singular subject does not correspond to the plural verb. The right singular verb for this phrase would be “is,” not “being.” Split #2: The three nouns parallel to “and” are a composite subject. This theme – Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard – requires a plural verb “were considered the founders.” The selection with the singular version, “was considered a founder,” is false. Decisions (B) – (C) – (E) make this mistake. According to the sentence above, it is the profile that is among the richest in the world. From our general knowledge, we know that a person`s profile cannot be rich. He`s a person who can be rich. Although the example mentioned above does not present a grammatical error, it is wrong, because t has no logical meaning, because the subject has no meaning with his verb.

For a sentence to be in substance, the verb must match the subject in the number. In the above version of the official sentence, the pronoun acts as a subject. But there is no verb on this subject. The missing verb makes this phrase false. Some words such as current events, politics, physics, economics, plural sound, but take a singular verb. We start with the first of the two structures – the Y-Thema X. Consider the following example: In the sentence above, the subject that has the verb is created. However, there is no verb for the subject Scientists. Therefore, the sentence is wrong because of the lack of verb for any of the subjects. In the sentences above, the verb is rising for the theme the sun, and draws the verb for the theme The Fauna of Africa. The article on Colombian drug lords, published this morning in The Economist, makes no reference to and does not specifically describe the methods used by the police in the fight against crime.

Needless to say, the sun and wildlife of Africa are the respective themes in the sentences above. Detecting a problem with the subject-verb relationship can really speed up our process in many GMAT corrections. Let`s look at some examples together: the entity on which a statement is made is called the subject. Only a Nov or a pronoun can be the subject of a clause. This Noun entity can be a nov of a word or a sentence of Nov.

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