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Verb In Agreement

by on Oct.14, 2021, under Uncategorized

Correspondence on the basis of grammatical number can occur between the verb and the subject, as in the case of the grammatical person discussed above. In fact, the two categories are often mixed within verbal patterns: there are specific verbs for the first person singular, the second person plural and so on. Some examples: the concordance of the subject and the predicate in number is often a problem for language learners. The choice of the singular or plural form of the verb depends not only on the singular or plural form of the subject, but also on the singular or plural meaning of the subject. The subject, which is plural but singular in the sense (z.B. physical) adopts a singular verb. The subject, which is singular in form, but plural in meaning (e.g.B. people) adopts a plural verb. Note: the word dollar is a special case. When we talk about a sum of money, we need a singular, but if we refer to the dollars themselves, a plural abrasing is necessary. The general rule of subject-verb concordance in the number is as follows: the subject in the singular requires the verb in the singular. The subject in the plural requires the verb in the plural.

However, the plural is used when the focus is on the individual in the group. It is much rarer. There are also matches in the number. For example: Vitabu viwili vitatosha (Two books will be enough), Michungwa miwili itatosha (Two orange trees will be enough), Machungwa mawili yatatosha (Two oranges will be enough). Correspondence between the subject and the predicate. Difficult cases of correspondence of the subject and the predicate in number. Conformity of possessive pronouns. Consistency of staff pronouns. . .


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