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Subject-Verb Agreement: Compound Subjects

When writing in the present tense, we must make sure that a singular subject is partnered with a singular verb and a plural subject with a plural verb. Matching subjects and verbs sounds easy, but sometimes it can be confusing. One common source of confusion is a compound subject. In the following sentences, see if you can choose the verb that agrees with its subject.