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.
Best known as the outer casing for the remarkable State Hermitage Museum, this pistachio-colored gem on the banks of the Neva River in St Petersburg was designed by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli as the winter residence of the Russian tsars. Filling an entire block, it bears all the whimsy and ornamentation of the baroque period, and statues line its roof edges like divers about to plunge into the Neva.