Chapter 7 Grammer and Usage

Question Answer
pronouns words such as he, she, it, and they
be familiar with the rules of pronouns agreement- singular/plural
be familiar with the rules of pronouns case- subject/ object
the first pronoun a pronoun must always agree with the noun to which it refers
in spoken english people make pronoun agreement errors all the time
in written english you have to precise
singular pronouns i you he
plural pronouns we you they
singular pronouns she it her
pronouns in the answer choices should the pronoun be singular or plural
the second pronoun rule case
if a pronoun is the subject of a sentence it must be expressed as a subject
subject pronouns include i we you he she it they and who
if a pronoun is the object of a sentence it must be expressed as an object
if a pronoun is the object of a preposition it must expressed as an object
object pronouns include me us you him her it them and whom
subject verb agreement the verb of a sentence must always agree with its subject
if a sentence contains a singular subject the verb that goes with it must also be singular
if a sentence contains a plural subject then the verb that goes with it must also be plural
check for the subject verb agreement look out for a verb in the underlined portion of the sentence
pronoun verb agreement the subject of a sentence turns out to be a pronoun
the verb must still agree with the subject even if the subject is just a pronoun
how do you spot subject verb agreement errors isolate the subject and the verb of the sentence
to see the relationship between the subject and the verb try drawing a line through any words, phrases, or clauses in between them
check for verb agreement look out for a verb in the underlined potion of the sentence
adjective and adverbs adjectives modify nouns
adjectives and adverbs adjectives and adverbs can usually be distinguished from each other
if an adjective has one syllable you can make it comparative by adding an "er"
each idiomatic expression is a law unto itself
idioms idioms re expressions that require the use of a specific preposition

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