Subject-verb agreement


Is or Are? has or have? Walk or walks? Decide or Decides?...These can be confusing at times right?




There are grammar rules that we must follow in order to communicate effectively. If our subject and our verb is in disagreement, our writing will seem confusing! The truth is no one wants to produce poorly written pieces so in order to produce clearly written works, we must be able to make our subjects agree with our verbs! If you follow the instructions on this lesson carefully you should be well on your way to mastery of subject-verb agreement.


So we are ready to go on our journey but hold on a moment and let us see what the objectives for this lesson are:


After this learning activity you are expected to be able to:



1. Define the terms related to the topic clearly and coherently using your own words


2. Complete all the note taking exercises


3. Complete the quiz assigned


4. Construct sentences providing the appropriate subjects for a list of verbs


I am Miss Young and our topic to be explored today as you know is Subject-Verb Agreement!

You are required to complete the following tasks:

Getting Yourself Warmed Up!

1. Go to the link and save (on your tablet, iPad or laptop) or write down the definition for 'subjects' and 'verbs'

2. Go to the link and watch this video for a clearer understanding of subject and verbs 

Delving into the Topic

3.Go to the link and see and read up on subject verb agreement. Remember to take note of all definitions and all examples. Your teacher will be checking your books for this!

4.Go to this link and enjoy an exciting quiz. If you get over 11 correct, it means you  are grasping the concept. Clap yourself 

5. Go to the wiki page that your teacher created for you . Read the information thoroughly. It is written in the  Jamaican context so it would appear more relatable to you.

6. Go and play this game to get some more practice 

Testing Your Knowledge

7. Using your own words, define these terms: a). subjects

                                                                          b). verbs

8. Why do you think it is important for your subject and your verb to agree?

9. Now go to this link and complete the exercise

10. Make up twelve sentences using twelve of the list of verbs that you did not select as answers for the above exercise i.e, the verbs that were incorrect/unsuitable for the sentences in your last exercise.

11. Submit your work to your teacher!

# Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Good Work Outstanding Performance Score
Self Contructed Definition of terms Terms defined incorrectly Terms defined using the exact or most of the terminology from the given definition Terms defined using own words and showing good signs of understanding. Terms defined using own words and showing excellent signs of understanding. 4
Explanationof why subjects and verbs should agree with each other explanation lacking knowledge of concept explanation with limited understanding of concept explanation with good understanding of concept explanation with exhibiting comprehensive understanding of concept 6
Note taking exercises Student did not observe any of the note taking rules Limited observation of note taking rules i.e, having limited portion of required notes Good observation of note taking rules i.e, good note taking-having most of the required notes Excellent observation of note taking rules i.e,Excellent note taking- having all of the required notes 10
Sentences constructed with accurate corresponding subjects Students obtaining 0-3 Students obtaining 3-5 Students obtaining 6-9 Students obtaining 10-12 12

Total Score: 32


Wow! So you have completed your task on subject verb agreement! I hope you have a clearer understanding on how subjects and verbs agree as this is a critical element of grammar mastery. Now that we have looked at subject verb  agreement, we can cover some other topics soon! Do feel free to share other gruesome grammar topics that you find challenging and I will be excited to guide you to new grammar discoveries! Chao! 



I would like to thank my lecturer Mrs. Crawford who instructed me to create this WebQuest, it has truly inspired me to create other WebQuests on other challenging grammar topics. I would also like to thank all the authors of the websites that I listed as guides for the students. I really appreciate the information and the tests you have posted online.

Teacher Page

This WebQuest is about Subject-Verb Agreement. It is one of the very challenging grammar topics that students struggle with. This lesson should provide some amount of clarity on the concept if the students follow the guidelines. This WebQuest can be completed in a double session Language Arts Class, each session lasting for 45 minutes. This lesson could also serve as a take home exercise.



I encourage other teachers to create WebQuests for their students as it is an enlightening way to engage your students. Remember they are digital natives, they will enjoy this digital journey more than you think! For any information or comment regarding this WebQuest, I can be contacted at