grammar subject verb agreement

There are still some schools which have not had their Primary 5 English SA2 so I thought that the list of Primary 5 English Grammar: subject-verb-agreement below may be helpful in their subject-verb-agreement revision.

The list below are common mistakes students may make when deciding which number (singular and plural) agree(s) with the subject and verb.

1) Neither of/Either of



  • Either of the students is right.
  • Neither of the doctors has arrived.

2) Neither..nor / Either..or

– depends on the noun closest to the blank


  • Neither Jane nor the boys have arrived.
  • Either the tigers or the elephant is making all that noise 


*Neither Jane nor I am going for the show

3) Each / everyone / every / no one



Each of the buildings is surrounded by a high fence.

Every table has a tablecloth

4) All of / Some of / A lot of

In sentences beginning with all of or some of, the true subject follows the verb


  • All of the equipment has been moved
  • Some of the pies are burnt
  • A lot of pie has disappeared

5) None of



  • None of the elephants is pink
  • None of the girls plays the violin

6) Here/ There

Subject follows the verb


  • There is a pie
  • There are five pies
  • Here is a ladder
  • Here are the ladders

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