Subject verb agreement: Rihanna's podcast

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It is most common when a person is grammatically incorrect when it comes to the verb agreeing with its subject. This is known as the Agreement of Subject and Verb.

A verb should agree in number with its subject. A word that refers to one person, place, thing, or idea is singular in number. A word that refers to more than one is plural in number.

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In a verb phrase, the first helping verb agrees in number with the subject.

Example: Ashley is attending college.
They are attending college.

Singular subjects take singular verbs and Plural subjects take plural verbs. The number of a subject usually is not determined by a word in a phrase or clause following the subject.

Note
A gerund phrase or an infinitive phrase used as a complete subject takes a singular verb. Do not be misled by any particular noun or pronoun in the phrase. The gerund or infinitive serves as a singular simple subject.
Compound Subjects

A compound subject consists of two or more subjects that are joined by a conjunction and that have the same verb.

Subjects joined by and generally take a plural verb.

Except vs. Accept: Divory's podcast

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Affect is generally used as a verb as a verb meaning to influence. Effect used as a verb meaning to produce, to accomplish. The confusion of the verbs affect and effect not only is quite common but has a long history. The verb effect was used in place of affect. The noun affect is sometimes mistakenly used for the noun effect. Except when your topic is psychology, you will seldom need the noun affect. If you are talking about a result, then use the word “effect.” It is appropriate to use the word “effect” if one of these words is used immediately before the word: into, no, take, the, any, an, or and.. If you want to describe something that was caused or brought about, the right word to use is effect.
Ex: The new manager effected some positive changes in the office. (This means that the new manager caused some positive changes to take place in the office.)
Affect can be used as a noun to describe facial expression. Affect can also be used as a verb. Use it when trying to describe influencing someone or something rather than causing it.
Ex: How does the crime rate affect hiring levels by local police forces?
Cj: Effect in a short term means “a result”. And a short term for affect is “to change”. Now they were kind of confusing at first. If you want to remember it better than say this: Affect will be a result of you losing your job. Effect will bring about you doing what I say . Get it?

This lesson was taken from the Holt Handbook.

Who vs. Whom: Dontia's podcast

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When you are using the word who in a sentence make sure that it requires a subject pronoun (equivalent to he or she ) . In formal English , use whom when a sentence requires an object pronoun (equivalent to him or he) .Contemporary usage , however increasingly favors the use of who in both cases . Strictly speaking , it is correct to use who as the subject of a verb and whom as the object . Also use whom after a preposition . Whom is a word invented to make to make everyone sound like a butler . The use of who or whom in a subordinate clause depends on how the pronoun functions in the clause . The word who is in the nominative case and the word whom is in the objective case .

Details found from the Holt Book.