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On SAT, you need to be able to identify the verbs before you can search for their subjects. Some students mistakenly think that fluctuating and swinging are verbs in this sentence. However, to fluctuate is called an infinitive (to hate, to run,...) and the swing is called a grind (run, cook, explode,...). You`ve probably heard of infinitives in French-Spanish or Spanish teaching, where it`s the root form of a verb before combining it. It`s the same in English. Infinitive and Gerunds are not verbs, so there is no need to search for a subject-verb arrangement. The only real verb in this example is Likes. Again, tannes and infinities are never verbs. Don`t waste time looking for their subjects. Correct the error of agreement of the subject of the verb. Some may be correct. The mastery of magic tricks that the public really has (surprises/surprises) a lot of time (required/necessary). I hope they show...

sounds more correct to you, which means that the show is the plural form (since it is obviously plural). The subject is a Nov (person, place or thing) which is the "doer" or "main characteristic" in the sentence. A verb is a word of action. Think of the simple phrases above and how difficult it would be to have verbs that do not agree with the subject. You don`t even need to know what the subject and verb of each sentence is to know that it`s complicated. Now, the SAT isn`t going to make it any easier for you. They will deliberately try to fool your ear. Let`s give an example: he likes to rehabilitate music B instead of going wild with AC/DC. In example 19, the second was not necessary, as the first serves as a useful verb for going and discussing. If we inferred all the details of the sentence, he would read, I went and I spoke...

which is a grammatically fine sentence. . What remains is the subject - the surveys! The second step is to ask whether the studies are singularly or plural. Well, it`s plural because of the s, which means there are more than one. That`s why we need a pluralistic show. And that`s the whole process! Cross-position sentences and you`ll be able to choose the subject from the remaining subtantives. It is usually the noun remaining closest to the verb. This is where you have to find the subjects for two verbs.

Cross-refer to the preposition sentences and relative clause: you know how to combine the verb to correspond to the subject in foreign languages? We have the same thing in English, and it can be difficult, even if the simple cases seem so natural and obvious to us: another variant of questions you will encounter deals with helping verbs that are necessary to form specific moments. Examples of helping verbs are formatted in bold below: . Now it is easy to see that the championship is the main theme of the sentence. Mastery is unique, so we need the singular verb that demands it. After all, it`s the championship that takes a lot of time. But let us go back to the first verb within the relative clause and ask ourselves what this relative clause describes. What really surprises the audience? Magic tricks! Magic tricks are plural, so we need the surprise of the plural. Now, let`s move on to a really delicate example that combines everything we`ve learned so far in this chapter: if you`re never sure that a verb like show is singular or plural, test it by putting it in front and putting it in front, then asking yourself what`s more accurate: make sure you can identify that it was singular when it was plural.