Correct the error of agreement of the subject of the verb. Some may be correct. Now it is easy to see that the championship is the main theme of the sentence. Mastery is unique, so we need the singular verb that demands it. After all, it`s the championship that takes a lot of time. But let us go back to the first verb within the relative clause and ask ourselves what this relative clause describes. What really surprises the audience? Magic tricks! Magic tricks are plural, so we need the surprise of the plural. On SAT, you need to be able to identify the verbs before you can search for their subjects. Some students mistakenly think that fluctuating and swinging are verbs in this sentence. However, to fluctuate is called an infinitive (to hate, to run,…) and the swing is called a grind (run, cook, explode,…).
You`ve probably heard of infinitives in French-Spanish or Spanish teaching, where it`s the root form of a verb before combining it. It`s the same in English. Infinitive and Gerunds are not verbs, so there is no need to search for a subject-verb arrangement. The only real verb in this example is Likes. Again, tannes and infinities are never verbs. Don`t waste time looking for their subjects. If you see these verbs, it is the helping verb that should match the subject. Another question variant you will encounter deals with helping verbs that are needed to make specific times. Examples of helping verbs are printed in bold below: the subject is a name (person, place or thing) that is the “doer” or “main characteristic” in the sentence. A verb is a word of action. Think of the simple phrases above and how difficult it would be to have verbs that do not agree with the subject. You don`t even need to know what the subject and verb of each sentence is to know that it`s complicated.
Now, the SAT isn`t going to make it any easier for you. They will deliberately try to fool your ear. Let`s give an example: this is where you have to find the subjects for two verbs. Cross-section the prepositions and relative clause: These last three examples show that the subject can appear according to the verb, something the SAT likes to do to trip over students. Do you know how to combine the verb to match the subject in foreign languages? We have the same thing in English, and it can be difficult, even if the simple cases seem so natural and obvious to us: another question you might see is the one in which the verb is in a sentence or clause that you would normally come across. In example 19, the second was not necessary, as the first serves as a useful verb for going and discussing.