[The plural is in line with the plural subject Boys.] Knowledge of the language of development 57 4 For verbphrases, the first helping verb must always correspond to the subject in number. For example, I teach. For example, you speak again. For example, does anyone know what they are talking about? For example, do students know the answer? 3 Conformity of the subject and the verb Singular subjects take singular verbs: example: The student raises his hand. Ex: The dog eats my homework Plural subjects take the plural abrasion Ex: Students raise their hands Ex: Dogs eat our homework. Notice something at the letter s? Menu On course Teaching program Print Answer Key name CLASS DATEfor CHAPTER 8: AGREEMENT Pages 152=53 ContinueD B Complete the verb in parentheses that corresponds to the theme in each of the following sentences. Every topic has been highlighted for you. Example 1. Many instruments (were, were) already correct. [The indefinite pronoun Many is always plural, so the verb should also be plural.] 6. . . .