Menu Course Lesson Plan Print Response KeyNAME CLASS DATEfor CHAPTER 8: AGREEMENT Pages 148-51 continuesEXERCISE B Circle the verb Form that corresponds to the theme of each of the following sentences. Example 1. Noise outside at night (help, help) for me to sleep. [The subject, the sounds, is plural, so the verb must also be plural.] 6. Most campers (use, used) sleeping bags in their tents. [What is the purpose of the judgment? Is the subject singular or plural?] 7. Sleeping bags (contains, contains) insulation that retains heat. 8. Camp often (needs, needs) pads under their sleeping bags. 9. Some pads (are, are) inflatable.10. Pads (done, do) make the hard floor more comfortable to sleep. Agreement with Helping VerbsA set consists of one main verb and one or more helping verbs.
The first helping combination of the sentence corresponds to the subject. Examples Papa mows the lawn. [Mowing is the verb rate. The singular helping verb corresponds to the singular subject daddy.] Friends joined us for dinner. [Having connected is the verb. The plural adverb is in agreement with the friends of the plural.] REMINDER Even if the first helping verb comes before the topic, it should match the theme. EXAMPLE Does Jake know the answer to that question? [Knows it`s the verb rate. The singular helping verb corresponds to the singular jake.] EXERCISE C Circle the helping verb that matches the theme in each of the following sentences. Copyright © of Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved.
Example 1. Hearings for the school game (east, are) takes place this afternoon. [The theme, the auditions, is plural, so the helping verb must also be plural.] 11. Jane (east, are) send a package to her mother in Vermont. [What is the purpose of the judgment? Is the subject singular or plural?] 12. (East, are) the horses that run on the field?13. (Have, have) the light turned off in the kitchen?14. Rodney (was, were) enjoying his moment in the spotlight.15 (Do, Do) Feeding Squirrels in Your Yard at Night?58 HOLT HANDBOOK First Course Menu On Course Lesson Plan Print Answer Key NAME CLASS DATE for CHAPTER 8: AGREEMENT pages 152-53 Subject-Verben Agreement: Pronouns Indefinite Pronouns A pronoun that does not refer to a particular person, place, thing or idea is designated as an indefinite pronoun.