Mark K. recently shared a sentence, asking whether it was correct say “were the heyday” or “was the heyday” about a period of time. Take a peek at his example & our answer about verb agreement.
George S. asks, “How do I figure out which verb to use in a sentence like this: This is one of those situations that drive or drives me crazy?” Here is the secret to tricky SAT and TOEFL questions on verb agreement.
One of the key concepts of grammar is agreement of verbs. That may sound awfully technical, but as Marie shows in these two excerpts from the Basic Cozy Grammar Course, we make verbs agree all the time!
When we use the phrase “one of those who,” do we say “one of those who ARE” or “one of those who IS”? How are they different?
Leamon M. from New Orleans asks, “Can I use a plural and a singular together to express an understanding?” Here Thomas explores subject verb agreement, pronoun antecedent agreement, and using the singular and plural together.
This question comes from Rosie C., writing from the UK. Rosie has asked a wonderful question about some of the exercises. In Lesson 9 of the Basic Cozy Grammar Course, we discuss the topic of singular versus plural verbs. What makes clings singular and cling plural? And what makes knocks singular and knock plural?