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Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Plan IV


Objectives: At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to: a. familiarize themselves with the rules involving the subject-verb agreement; b. participate in the class discussion actively; and c. furnish a copy of the subject/verb rules in their notebooks.


Subject Matter Topic: Subject-Verb Agreement Reference: Language in Literature, Afro-Asian Literature Revised Edition By: Josefina Q. Cabanilla Et al. Pages: 125-127 Materials: chalk board, book, visual aids (manila paper or cartolina )


Learning Procedure A. Pre Activity Greetings Checking of classroom condition Checking of attendance

B. Motivation Show a picture of a monkey and a turtle, then tell the children about how the two got into an agreement on dividing the banana tree. C. Lesson Proper Learning Concepts: Rules on Subject-Verb Agreement 1. The verb must always agree with its subject in number. A singular subject requires a singular verb. A plural subject requires a plural verb. 2. Compound subjects joined by and require plural verbs. 3. If singular and plural subjects are joined by or, either...or, neither...nor the verb agrees with the subject nearest it.

4. Intervening expressions like as well as, in addition to, no less than, with, together with, besides, along with, accompanied by and others do not affect the number of the subject. 5. Nouns plural in form but singular in meaning requires singular verbs. 6. Nouns plural in form and meaning require plural verbs. 7. A collective noun taken as a unit requires a singular verb; if taken individually, it requires a plural verb. 8. Subjects referring to measurement, amount of money, or distance are considered singular, therefore, requires singular verbs. 9. The phrase "A number" requires a plural verb; while "the number" requires a singular verb. 10. There is and There was should be used when the subject is singular; There are and There were, when the subject is plural. 11. A noun introduced by a fraction or percent may take either a singular or plural verb depending on the "of the" phrase. IV. Evaluation In a C sheet of paper, copy and answer the following sentences. Underline tcorrectverb to make the subject agree with it. 1. All of us (was, were) ready to leave at five oclock. 2. Either Ester or her cousins (is, are) mistaken. 3. Twelve inches (is, are) equivalent to 1 foot. 4. His pants (is, are) torn. 5. (There is, There are) men who usually smoke. 6. The news (is, are) all about the feast of the Immaculate. 7. He or she (is, are) right. 8. Peter, as well as Myla, (is, are) afraid. 9. Melai and Mitch (is, are) both actresses in a theater. 10. One-fourth of the pizza (was, were) eaten by Mark. V. Assignment Choose 5 subject-verb agreement rules, then give examples of each.