Edit for Subject-Verb Agreement

A subject-verb agreement is a major faux pas, a stylistic infelicity. Your readers may question your education and professionalism when your texts are undermined by subject-verb agreement problems.

Before submitting your work to your audience, it’s always a good idea to double check that you understand how Subject Verb Agreement.

There are two main options for revising subject-verb agreement issues:

  1. Revise the subject and verb to both be singular.

    The houses on the next block over is less expensive.
    Revised: Each house on the next block over is less expensive.
  2. Revise the subject and verb to both be plural.

    The houses on the next block over is less expensive.
    Revised: The houses on the next block over are less expensive.

Related Concepts

Subject Verb Agreement.