Verifying the SubjectVerb agreement doesn`t have to be laborious. In this minilesson, high school students explore subject-verb concordance using real-life examples of newspapers and song lyrics. In addition to checking and identifying both correct and incorrect subject-verb correspondence, students examine when it may be appropriate to use non-grammatical language and talk about the difference between formal and informal language. They then invent quiz questions that they can share with their colleagues. The gist of the lesson is to ask students to know how this important grammatical rule is used (or deliberately ignored) in a large number of environments. Celce-Murcia, M., &Larsen-Freeman, D. (1999). The agreement copula and subjectverb. In The grammar book: An ESL/EFL teacher`s course, (2nd edition, pp.
53-78). Boston: Heinle & Heinle. Please download and install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. E-mail / Share / Print this page / Print all materials (Note: handouts must be printed separately) Graines de maison, Brock, et al. 2003. Living grammar! A guide for teachers. Urbana, IL: NCTE. .
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