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Notes for the grammar test

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Innis College Courses
Course Code
INI100H1
Professor
Vikki Visvis

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Subject-Verb Agreement
Singular
Uncountable nouns
-The news is…”
-*“An information…”
-Less information…” VS *“Fewer
information…”
The key to the drawers is…” Ignore prepositional phrases to find real Sbj
Macaroni and cheese is…” Compounds that are one unit
Either adebit or two credit cards are
Neither the teacher nor students are…”
Closest to verb agrees
Each, everyone, nothing, no one, everyoneSingular verb
MAANS Singular or plural depends on Obj of P
There is one key…”
There are two kittens…”
Agree with real Sjb
There was still a play and his lines…”
Here was a pen and two pencils…”
Agree with first noun
Adminstration, class, jury, population, staff
His family comes for A…”
Singular verb IFF members acting in unison
His family come from A, B, and C…” Plural verb IFF members not acting in unison
A number of bees are…” Plural
The number of bees is…” Singular
Seven Seas is…” Singular if referring to what the word represents
2/3 of work is…”
2/3 of guests are…”
Agree with what follows of
85 dollars is…”
Millions are…”
Singular if $ specified
Plural if $ vague
Acoustics, statistics, linguistics Singular IFF meaning field of study
Plural otherwise
A, as well as B, is…”
A as well as B are…”
Singular IFF set off by commas
Plural IFF without commas
…students who study…” Who, which, that agrees with antecedent
Pronouns (case and pronoun-antecedent agreement)
Subjective caseObjective case
SubjectDirect/Indirect object
Pronoun following conjugation of be
The princesses are you and I.
Object of preposition
Subject-Pronouns following as and than
She is as quick as he
Object-Pronouns following as and than
I trust her more than him
Who Whom
[M in him]
The team and I played…” VS *“The team and myself played…”
Each other- subject involving two
One anothersubject involving three or more
Singular -body, -one, -thing
[Anybody, everyone, something]
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Subject-Verb Agreement Singular Uncountable nouns - The news is - *An information - Less information VS *Fewer information The key to the drawers is Ignore prepositional phrases to find real Sbj Macaroni and cheese is Compounds that are one unit Either adebit or two credit cards are Closest to verb agrees Neither the teacher nor students are Each, everyone, nothing, no one, everyone Singular verb MAANS Singular or plural depends on Obj of P There is one key Agree with real Sjb There are two kittens There was still a play and his lines Agree with first noun Here was a pen and two pencils Adminstration, class, jury, population, staff Singular verb IFF members acting in unison His family comes for A His family come from A, B, and C Plural verb IFF members not acting in unison A number of bees are Plural The number of bees is Singular Seven Seas is Singular if referring to what the word represents Agree with what follows of 23 of work is 23 of guests are 85 dollars is
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