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Number Agreement In English

By Mark, December 14, 2020

Languages cannot have a conventional agreement at all, as in Japanese or Malay; barely one, as in English; a small amount, as in spoken French; a moderate amount, such as in Greek or Latin; or a large quantity, as in Swahili. In Scandinavian languages, adjectives (both attribute and predictive) are rejected based on the sex, number and determination of the no bite they change. In Icelandic and Fedesian, unlike other Scandinavian languages, adjectives are also rejected after a grammatical affair. However, with the rule of subject-verb chord, we see from the singular verb what the mixture of singular nomads should represent, not plural elements. The message is therefore that alloys may contain non-metallic substances, provided the resulting mixture is metallic. This is the truth: allied steel, for example, contains non-metallic carbon next to metal iron. An agreement based on grammatical numbers can be made between verb and subject, as in the case of the grammatical person discussed above. In fact, the two categories are often mixed in conjugation patterns: there are specific forms of verbs for the first-person singular, the second plural, etc. Some examples: there is also a consensus on the number.

For example: Vitabu viwili vitatosha (Two books will suffice), Michungwa miwili itatosha (Two orange trees will suffice), Machungwa mawili yatatosha (Two oranges will suffice). Case agreement is not an essential feature of English (only personal pronouns and pronouns with a case mark). There is sometimes a correspondence between these pronouns: Eberhard, K.M (1999). The accessibility of the conceptual number to the processes of the subject-verbal agreement in English.Journal of Memory – Language,41, 560-578. Bock, K., Miller, C.A. (1991). Agreement broken. Cognitive Psychology, 23, 45-93. If you are referring to general groups or names, you should pay attention to the number and gender agreement.

In total, there appear to be three main types of combinations for which there is agreement. In addition to verbs and their subjects, we find certain adjective words that correspond to a name that usually follows them, but sometimes goes ahead, and pronouns that correspond to nouns or their equivalents. Each of these types has certain features that may be related to the success of reading and/or writing.