being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct errors of subject-verb agreement. some rules are that a subject will come before a phrase beginning with of. this is a key rule for understanding subjects. the word of is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-verb mistakes. second two singular subjects connected by or, either/or, or neither/nor require a singular verb. thirdly the verb in an or, either/or, or neither/nor sentence agrees with the noun or pronoun closest to it. fourth as a general rule, use a plural verb with two or more subjects when they are connected by and.
rule 1.)incorrect: a bouquet of yellow roses lend color and fragrance to the room.
correct: a bouquet of yellow roses lends . . (bouquet lends, not roses lend)
rule 2.)my aunt or my uncle is arriving by train today.
neither juan nor carmen is available.
rule 3.)neither the plates nor the serving bowl goes on that shelf.
neither the serving bowl nor the plates go on that shelf.
rule 4.)a car and a bike are my means of transportation.
what is the conflict in the story of "the tale of ch'un-hyang"?
the master compeled chun-hyang to fall asleep with him but she refused the invitation because she is married with someone. the master got angry so he decided to imprison her and punish her. when mongyong got back and found out what happened to chunhyang and the misbehavior of the master. yi mong yong came in and made a satirical poem about the misbehavior of the master, but the master did not understand the poem. yi mong yong disclosed his real position and punished the master. because people are close to each other, it's so easy to talk and talk about things not just about them but also about other people. and for this reason the stories spread more and more to more people. and it may not be true most of the time.
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