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Grammar Essentials for Dummies by Geraldine Woods

By Geraldine Woods

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And finally, I highlight some special cases — treacherous nouns and pronouns that are often mismatched. By the way, subject-verb agreement travels so often to the SAT Writing and ACT English tests that it should earn frequent flyer miles. Test-takers, take note! No mixing allowed: Singles and plurals You must always pair singular subjects with singular verbs and plural subjects with plural verbs. Check out these examples: The ugly duckling hates the mirrored room. (duckling = singular subject; hates = singular verb) The plastic elf is still sitting on the store shelf.

Other than that, forget about infinitives! Okay, you can’t forget about infinitives completely. Here’s something else you should know about infinitives in formal English: Don’t split them in half. For example, you commonly see sentences like the following: Matt vowed to really study if he ever got the chance to take the flight instructor exam again. This example is common, but incorrect. Grammatically, to study is a unit — one infinitive. You’re not supposed to separate its two halves. Now that you know this rule, read the newspaper.

Both of these words are fake subjects. (Here and there are adverbs, not nouns. ) What’s the real answer to the question “What is”? One million dollars. Here and there are fill-ins, or place markers; they aren’t what you’re talking about. One million dollars — that’s what you’re talking about! indd 22 4/6/10 7:58 PM Chapter 2: Making Peace between Subjects and Verbs 23 Give Peace a Chance: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree Hollywood filmmakers and about a million songwriters have tried to convince people that opposites attract.

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