Primary 5 English 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