Lesson #3 – Present Tense L#2 Review

In the last lesson, we started to identify nouns, pronouns, and verbs in present tense sentences. We then learned to identify the subject-verb combination in sentences, saying that S – V – O (or C) is the usual word order in statements. And that the subject of a sentence is usually the first noun in the sentence.

Remember the importance of finding the subject – verb combination, so we can make sure there is a good match with endings!

It looks like we are building a process for checking our work!!!

1) Find the subject and verb combination in the sentence

2) Check to make sure there is a match – we call this subject – verb agreement. Do your subject and verb agree in number and person.

Remember how we set up our table to check for this agreement. This table is based on singular/plural pronouns and nouns. Look at this

Singular pronoun/nouns Plural nouns/pronouns
I We
You You (plural)
He (John) 

She (Maria)

It (The dog)


Now we look at the same thing, but add the verbs with their correct endings. Use these tables to check your work. Look at an example with the word, “work”

Singular pronoun/nouns Plural nouns/pronouns
I work We work
You work You (plural) work
He (John) works 

She (Maria) works

It (The dog) works

They work

How does the verb change to match the “person” and “number” of the noun/pronoun?

Can we come up with a grammar rule about how to correctly form the verb? When does the verb change? When does it stay the same?

Time to Practice

Check your Answers