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.

Use of article according to Subject Verb Agreement

For Example:

  1. He comes. (If the subject is singular the verb must also be singular)
  2. 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.


  1. A white and black gown was bought by her.
  2. 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.)


  1. The director and the producer have come.
  2. The secretary and the treasurer were present there.

Here secretary & treasurer are different individuals.

Difference between A, An, and One

 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) andOne’ give different meanings to a sentence when used before a noun.


  1. One cow is not enough for the family’s requirements. (we need tow or more as the consumption of mil is huge.)
  2. A cow is a useful animal. (Cows are useful)
  • One can be used with another/other but ‘a’ cannot be used.


  1. One student wants to study, another wants to play.
  2. 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.


  1. One night there was a terrible storm.
  2. One day Ravana came to Sita’s cottage. 
  • Use of ‘one day’ does not point to any particular day.


  1. One day you will realize your mistake.
  2. 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. 

Example: This car is better than that one.

Subject-Verb Agreement PDF

Use of article according to Subject Verb Agreement


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