The author tried to create an agreement by intersecting a plural “incident” and a “do not give in”. This error is natural because “incidents” appear where we often expect the subject, just before the verb. “incidents” is actually a prepositional sentence that modifies an earlier term, “nature,” and the word must be consistent with that verb: note that “there” is not the subject of the sentence; Pay out the verb to find the subject and check for compliance. In the first example, the subject “History” is singular and should be associated with “is”. In the second, the subject is “criteria” in the plural and should be paired with “are”. The stylistic error I encounter most often as a writing teacher and editor is by far the subject-verb agreement. As you already know, you need to be sure that the topics and paired verbs “go together” grammatically. What this usually means (especially if you write in the present tense) is that when a subject is singular, its accompanying verb is added to an “s”, but if the subject is plural, the verb does not require “s” (i.e. “material age” and “material age” are both correct). It`s easy, isn`t it? Your ear confirms the subject/verb agreement for you. However, for many writers, confusion is created when the subject and verb are removed from each other in the sentence. Look at this bad example: rule 1. A topic will come before a sentence that will begin with.
This is a key rule for understanding topics. The word of the is the culprit of many errors, perhaps most of the errors of subject and verb. Authors, speakers, readers, and listeners can ignore the all-too-common error in the following sentence: in a case like this, the path to perfect subject-verb concordance is to mentally dissect the sentence to determine which subject or pronoun belongs to which verb. You can`t always trust your ear, especially if the word you use is a word like “everyone,” “everyone,” or “one” (all of which are singular). Even though “United States” or “NASA” may seem plural, the United States is considered a country, and NASA (like other organizations or companies) is an entity (i.e. “NASA has redesigned its O rings” is correct, while “NASA has redesigned its O rings” is not correct). In contrast, a subset that contains an “and” as part of the topic (for example.B. “Increased productivity and long-term profits.
. “), usually a plural substance, and therefore one must choose a verb that is part of a plural meeting (for example.B. “are”, “reveal”). Although “Son” adopts a plural verblage under normal circumstances, the author has understood in this case that “Son of the Revolution” is a proper noun that refers to an organization as a whole and not to several specific threads. The correspondence between the subject and the verb may seem simple to native speakers and others who know English. We know how to write “the lawyer argues” and “the lawyers argue”. However, certain special circumstances can make it harder to tell if a subject and verb really match.. . . .