Subject and verb agreement with intervening words or phrases

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Grammar — Intermediate Level
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Activity

Complete each sentence choosing the correct option


  1. The manager, together with his dedicated supervisors,   arrived on time for the conference today.

  2. Along with the boys   their parents and mentors.

  3. My bag, with a lot of good and expensive things inside,   stolen last night.

  4. That woman, with the red skirt and two puppies,   not included in the list of qualified voters.

  5. My friend, together with her peers,   passed the defense with an excellent grade.

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. What are intervening words/phrases?

  2. What do these intervening words do in the sentence?

  3. What is the rule in determining the correct verb when the sentence has intervening words?

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