Aaron of Prepped and Polished talks about the subject verb agreement rules found on both the ACT and SAT exams.

When dealing with subject verb agreement rules on the ACT and the SAT, the priority of this type of question is simply what is the subject of the sentence, what is the verb of the sentence, and how do these two interact with one another?

Priority is first given to the subject of the sentence. In each sentence, we can identify the subject as the main thing or person or idea of this sentence.

What is the sentence all about? The subject could potentially either be a noun or a pronoun. Either way, when we identify it, we have to note whether this subject is singular or plural.

We have to be careful because occasionally, we might find two singular nouns that are connected by ‘and.’ We might think that they are singular because we’re talking about each one. However, this is what we call a compound subject. Two singular items connected by ‘and’ actually create a plural pronoun.

What was your biggest takeaway from this podcast about Subject Verb Agreement Rules on the ACT and SAT? Do you have any questions for Aaron and Alexis Avila?

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