A sentence’s subject must agree in number with its verb. Thus, singular
verbs should be used for singular subjects, and plural verbs should be used
for plural subjects.
➲ In each of these sentences, the singular subject is underlined, and the
singular verb is italicized. Sam holds the school record for the mile run.
This woman knows that subject very well. Kara performs with the local dance company.
➲ In each of these sentences, the plural subject is underlined, and the
plural verb is italicized.
These two seniors hold the record for the mile run.
These women know that subject very well. They perform with the local dance company.
Effigies of well known peoplecalled muecosare traditionally burned in New Years bonfires in Panama. The figures can include everyone from television characters like Ugly Betty to political figures like Fidel Castro (in 2007, Panamas first Olympic gold medalist, track star Irving Saladin, was burned as a mueco). The effigies represent the old year; immolating them is meant to drive off evil spirits for a fresh New Years start.