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LESSON PLAN

Subject-Verb Agreement
INTRODUCTION: At the end of the class the students will understand the importance of
Subject-Verb Agreement both in verbal and non-verbal communication.

I. OBJECTIVE:

At the end of the discussion 85% of the students are expected to:

a. Learn the ten basic rules of Subject-Verb Agreement

b. Understand the importance of Subject-Verb Agreement and its rules.

c. Use proper grammar in both in writing and speaking.

II. CONTEXT:

 Subject Matter:
Subject-Verb Agreement
 Reference/s:
College English for Today Book 2 by Fernando, Habana and Cinco
 Materials:
Visual Aids
 Values Integrated:
Technical Thinking
Practice Grammar

III. LESSON PROPER:

 Prayer
 Attendance and Classroom Management
 Recapitulation
 Motivation:
o The teacher prepared an ice breaker entitled, WHAT IF/EDI
o This is class participation. Each student will bring-out ¼ sheet of paper.
o At the front of the paper the students will write a “what if” question. For example,
“What if I’m a goddess?”
o At the back of the paper, the students will write their own answer using “edi”. For
example, “edi diyosa”.
o After the student finished writing, the teacher will ask the first student in front to
read his/her “what if “question while the student at the back will read his/her “edi”
answer. This is simultaneously.

IV. PRESENTATION:

SINGULAR AND PLURAL SUBJECTS


LESSON PLAN

Subject-Verb Agreement
1. A singular subject must have a singular verb. A plural subject must have a plural
verb.

INTERVENING PHRASES AND CLAUSES


1. A phrase or clause that interrupts a subject and its verb does not affect subject-
verb agreement.

ex. phrase: The clown with the sad eyes looks pathetic.
clause: The clowns who have painted noses look happy.

RELATIVE PRONOUN AS SUBJECTS


1. The antecedent of a relative pronoun determines the agreement with a verb.
ex. Sam is the only one of the trainees who has applied.

COMPOUND SUBJECTS
1. Two or more singular subjects joined by “or” or “nor “must have a singular verb.
ex. Flagstone or brick makes a good patio
Chopped applies or nuts make a good topping.

2. If one or more singular subjects are joined to one or more plural subjects by “or”
or “nor” the subject closest to the verb determines agreement.

3. A compound subject joined by "and" is generally plural and must have a plural
verb.
ex. Glue and tape were holding the pieces.

COLLECTIVE NOUNS
1. A collective noun takes a singular verb when the group it names as a single unit.
ex. The family is very happy with the new house.

2. A collective noun takes a plural verb when the group it names act as individuals
with different point of view.
ex. The family are unable to decide on a vacation spot.

PLURAL-LOOKING NOUNS
1. Nouns that are plural in form but singular in meaning agree with singular verb.
(Branches of knowledge)

INDEFINITE PRONOUNS
1. Singular indefinite pronouns take singular verbs.
ex. Everyone in the band is going on the trip.

V. EVALUATION:
The teacher will give the students a 10 items quiz about the discussion.
LESSON PLAN

Subject-Verb Agreement

VI. ASSIGNMENT:
Give two example sentences for each rule on a short bond paper.

Prepared by:
Ailyn R. Riel
Bachelor of Arts in English
Major in Broadcast Journalism
UNIVERSITY OF CALOOCAN CITY