Use of article according to Subject Verb Agreement
Today we discuss “Use of article according to Subject Verb Agreement”
In a sentence, the verb must agree with the subject. In other words, we can say that the verb used is according to person and number. This is called subject-very agreement.
- He comes. (If the subject is singular the verb must also be singular)
- They Come. (If the subject is plural the verb must also be plural)
If an article is placed just before the 1st subject, it means the person/thing is the same for which two nouns are used. Hence singular verb will be used.
- A white and black gown was bought by her.
- Churchil was a great orator and a great politician of his time. (wrong)
Churchil is used before every subject it refers to different people/things. (right)
(But if the article is used before every subject, it refers to different people/things Hence plural verb will be used.)
- The director and the producer have come.
- The secretary and the treasurer were present there.
Here secretary & treasurer are different individuals.
Difference between A, An, and One
- A and An are articles. One is an adjective. (Uses of articles with adjectives)
- ‘A’ is used in the sense of ‘per’ as per day, per week, per kg, etc.
Example: Ten rupees a kilo, four times a day, Sixty kilometers an hour, twelve rupees a dozen.
- Use of ‘A’ (Read Articles a an the uses) and ‘One’ give different meanings to a sentence when used before a noun.
- One cow is not enough for the family’s requirements. (we need tow or more as the consumption of mil is huge.)
- A cow is a useful animal. (Cows are useful)
- One can be used with another/other but ‘a’ cannot be used.
- One student wants to study, another wants to play.
- One day he comes, the other day he does not.
- ‘One’ comes before day/week/month/year/summer/winter etc. When we are referring to an incident on that particular day/week etc.
- One night there was a terrible storm.
- One day Ravana came to Sita’s cottage.
- Use of ‘one day’ does not point to any particular day.
- One day you will realize your mistake.
- One day you will feel sorry for what you have done.
- ‘One’ can be used as a pronoun too.
Example: Did you get any berth? Yes, I managed to get one.
Note: Plural of ‘One’ is ‘Some’.
Example: Did you get berths for your party workers? Yes, I managed to get some.
- To avoid repetition of a ‘noun’ we use pronoun ‘one’. (Uses of articles with Noun)
Example: This car is better than that one.
Subject-Verb Agreement PDFUse of article according to Subject Verb Agreement