One of the first things you learn in a traditional English lesson is subject-verb agreement. Subject verb agreement means the subject and verb must agree in number. This means both need to be singular or both need to be plural. Easy Right?

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Subject Verb Agreement

Then after a few tests or exercises in the classroom, mostly involving writing your answers on paper, you move on. Then when you practice speaking English you suddenly realise just how awful you sound to other listeners when you get this wrong. It turns out that subject verb assignments look simple on paper but can get more complicated quickly when you use them in English conversation.

Today we will go back to this often ignored part of your English language learning and make sense of its use and give you some real-world examples of this English grammar. You will practice listening to a native English speaker so you can prepare yourself and use it in your own English conversations.

Rather than list random sentences and ask you to fill in the blanks, like so many online exercises do.  We will ignore the 80% of the things most people get right and focus on the 20% where language learners find it tricky and make mistakes.

 

 

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