In each of these sentences, it is clear to the reader who performed the action. It is also clear what they have done. The subject-verb correspondence in each of these sentences is clear and the reader does not wonder who did the action and what they did. It becomes clear that the subject-verb agreement is essential and even critical in all forms of English writing. Why should you care? Well, for starters, the purpose of writing is to get your message across, and that won`t be possible if your reader doesn`t understand what you`re trying to say. Second, it`s always a good idea to practice good grammar in writing, as it makes you believable. I need help explaining why the answers I have are correct. I am lost, please help me! Read the following sentences and focus on the grammar area specified in the left column. Then complete Appendix V by entering the correct choice of sentence (a or b) for each issue, along with an explanation of why you made that choice. Subject-verb agreement 1a. Did you know that a famous animal rights activist criticized horse racing for the dangers involved? 1b.

Did you know that a famous animal rights activist criticized horse racing because of the dangers involved? Subject-verb agreement 2a. Peer-reviewed academic work requires critical thinking and diplomacy. 2b. Peer editing of academic work requires critical thinking and diplomacy. Vitamins sold in a health food store are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. 3b. Vitamins sold in a health food store are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Use of regular and irregular verbs 4a. John became a very good actor. 4b John became a very good actor. Use of regular and irregular verbs 5a. Some athletes have been tested for drugs to prove that they are not taking steroids.

5b. Some athletes have done drug tests to prove that they are not taking steroids. Use of regular and irregular verbs 6a. I put my book on the table, but now I can`t find it. 6b. I put my book on the table, but now I can`t find it. Use of the correct form of be and have in this 7a. I was interested in working on the presidential campaign when the opportunity still exists. 7b.

I am interested in contributing to the presidential campaign if the opportunity still exists. Form of the verb and tense of the verb 8a. Since the premiere of American Idol on television, many talented contestants have appeared on the show. 8b. Since the premiere of American Idol on television, many talented contestants have appeared on the show. Verb form and verb tense 9a. The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as burial places for their rulers. 9b. The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as burial places for their rulers. Identification of precursors 10a. The precursor in the following sentence are students: Students in online courses must be organized to follow their homework.

10 B. The precursor in the following sentence is The Class: Students in online classes must be organized to follow their homework. Identification of 11a. The precursor in the following sentence is doctor: Doctors should allow more time for patients so that they do not spend as much time in the waiting room. 11b. The precursor in the following sentence are patients: Doctors should allow more time for patients so that they do not spend as much time in the waiting room. Agreement on the precursor of the pronoun 12a. When a driver wants to buy a new vehicle, they usually drive it for a test. 12 ter.

When a driver wants to buy a new vehicle, they usually drive it for a test. Agreement on the precursor of the pronoun 13a. Most of the moderators spoke without looking at their notes. 13 billion Most moderators spoke without looking at their notes. Pronounomino-antecedent agreement 14a. You can rent a movie or video game for a single night if they are new. 14 B. You can rent a movie or video game for a single night if it`s new.

Pronounomino-antecedent agreement with indeterminate pronouns 15a. Neither the mayor nor the council members submitted their reports. 15 B. Neither the mayor nor the council members submitted their reports. Pronounomino-antecedent agreement with indeterminate pronouns 16a. Anyone who requests a copy of the game can have it for their video library. 16 ter. Anyone who requests a copy of the game can have it for their video library. Pronounomino-antecedent agreement with indeterminate pronouns 17a. Each candidate must submit their completed form to the interviewer.

17 ter. Each candidate must submit their completed forms to the interviewer. Pronoun case 18a. My brother knows more about technology than I do. 18 B. My brother knows more about technology than I do. Pronoun case 19a. Please send an invitation to Bob and her. 19 billion Please send an invitation to Bob and her. Pronoun case 20a. My best friend and I are going to Hawaii this summer. 20 B.

My best friend and I are going to Hawaii this summer. Pronoun for whom and who 21a. Who was the star of last year`s award-winning film? 21 billion Who was the star of last year`s award-winning film? Pronoun for whom and who 22a. To whom should we send the letter of recommendation? 22 ter. To whom should we send the letter of recommendation? Jon Bon Jovi, a well-known singer and actor, once owned an arena for whom and what a football team. 23b. Jon Bon Jovi, a well-known singer and actor, once owned an arena football team. Vague pronouns 24a. When the car crashed into a tree, it made a terrible noise. 24 ter.

The car made a terrible noise when it crashed into a tree. Vague pronouns 25a. Air pollution generally increases with population growth. This growing pollution is a major problem for many cities. 25 B. Air pollution generally increases with population growth. This is a big problem for many cities. Complete grammatical response form Enter the correct answer for each item in Appendix W by typing a or b in the second column. In the Justification column, provide an explanation for each selection. Point Correct answer (a or b) Justification 1.B Singular subject = Singular verb It is singular, so the verb (criticized) is false. .

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