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    well I'm not good enough in english but I think start to learn is good,hope the best for you all

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    Rules for Subject-verb Agreement
    When the following words are used as subjects, they are always singular. Some of these words are plural in meaning, but they are always require singular verbs.
    everyone someone anyone no one each
    everybody somebody anybody nobody either
    everything something anything nothing neither

    Everyone is here
    S V

    Neither of these books is very new.
    S V
    When each or every comes before singular subjects joined by and, a singular verb is required.

    Every man and woman is eligible to vote.
    S S V

    Each student and teacher has a locker.
    S S V
    Introductory it is singular and always followed by a singular verb.

    It was the dogs which awakened me.
    S V

    It is his grades that worry him.
    S V

    Words that come between a subject and its verb do not change the number of the subject. Prepositional phrases often have this position.

    The man together with his ten children is leaving soon.
    S V
    in addition to
    along with
    as well as

    Everyone except him has a book.
    S V

    One of the most enjoyable parties was given by Tien.
    S V

    There, here, and where as are never subjects. When a sentence begins with one of these words, the subject comes after the verbs.

    There are no dogs in the neighborhood.
    V S

    Here are the results of the experiments.
    V S

    Subjects joined by and or both ... and ... take a plural verb.

    A red Honda and a blue Ford are parked outside.
    S S V

    Both tigers and lions are becoming extinct.
    S S V

    Several, many, both, few are plural words and always take plural verb.

    Both are going to attend the University of Texas.
    S V

    Only a few have passed the exam.
    S V

    Some nouns are always plural in form and always take plural verbs.
    clothes : trousers, pants, jeans, sunglasses
    tools : scissors, pliers, tweezers
    abstract: riches, thanks, means
    However, some of them are followed by a singular verb when used in expressions such as a pair of ....., a word of......

    His pants are still at the cleaners. but; That pair of pants is dirty.
    S V S V

    Your thanks are enough for me. but; A word of thanks is enough.
    S V S V

    When subjects are joined by the following structures, the verbs must agree with the closer subject.

    Neither the students nor the teacher is allowed to smoke.
    S S V

    Either the teacher or the students have your books.
    S S V

    Not only the nurses but also the doctor is coming
    S S V

    soon.


    Many words may be singular or plural depending on what they refer to: None, all, some, any, majority, most, half. etc. When these words are fallowed by a prepositional phrase, the number of the object of the preposition will determine whether the words are singular or plural.

    All of the book has been destroyed.
    S V

    All of the books have been thrown away.
    S V

    All of the money is in the bank.
    S V

    The expression a number of is plural, and the number of is singular.

    A number of students were missing from class.
    S V

    The number of conversation students is small.
    S V
    Expression stating one amount of time, money, weight, volume etc. are plural in form but take singular verb.

    Two weeks is enough time for a nice vacation.
    S V

    Five hundred dollars is required as a down payment.
    S V

    Twenty gallons of gasoline costs a lot of money.
    S V

    Some words are always plural in form but singular in meaning. These words require singular verbs.
    academic subjects: mathematics, physics, economics, statistics, civics ....
    disease: measles, mumps, herpes .....
    abstract nouns: news, ethics, politics .....

    Mathematics is a difficult subject.
    V

    The news was very good.
    S V

    Titles of books and movies, even if plural in form, take singular verbs.

    The New York Times is a good newspaper.
    S V

    Star Wars was a good movie
    S V

    Collective nouns are usually singular, but may be plural if the members are functioning independently. Watch the pronouns for clues to the singular or plural nature of the subject. Some of these words are class, team, police, committee, audience, family, faculty, etc

    That class has its final test on Friday.
    S V

    The class are working on their individual projects today.
    S V

    Some nouns use the same form for both singular and plural meanings. The pronouns and modifiers with these words will indicate whether they are singular or plural in meaning.

    That species is rare. Those species are common.
    S V S V

    That dear is young. Those dear are old.
    S V S V
    Nouns for nationality that end with -ese, -ch, or -sh may be singular or plural depending on their meaning. Some of these words are, Chinese, French, English, etc. When the word refers to a language, it takes a singular verb. When the word refers to the people of the country, it takes plural verb and is preceded by the article the.

    French is a Romance language. The French are romantic.
    S V S V

    English is spoken in Australia. The English love tea.
    S V S V

    English has borrowed words from other languages. Some of these words have unusual singular and plural forms.

    origin singular plural singular (plural) examples
    Greek -is -es basis (bases), crisis (crises)
    -on -a criterion (criteria), phenomenon (phenomena)
    Latin (m) -us -i radius (radii), alumnus (alumni)
    (f) -a -ae alga (algae), vita (vitae)
    (n) -um -a datum (data), medium (media)
    -ix/-ex -ices index (indicies), appendix (appendicies)

    The algae in the pool are hard to remove.
    S V

    The radius of the circle is two inches.
    S V

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingB00ker View Post
    Conditional Sentences explanation ~~ by : me

    Conditional Sentence Type 1
    It descripes "what will you do" if something happens.

    Form: if + simple present, future tense

    Example:
    If it rains, we will cancel the trip. (Kalau hujan, kita akan membatalkan perjalanan)
    I will kill you if you make love with my girl friend. (Saya akan membunuh kamu jika kamu ML dengan pacar ku)

    Conditional Sentence Type 2
    You're not in this state now and you think what you would do if you're in this state now. However maybe you'll be in this state in the future

    Form:
    if + Simple Past, Conditional I (= would + Infinitive)
    in other way :
    if+S+V2+O, modal (past form) + V
    if+S+were+O, modal (past form) + V

    Remember ! "Was" is never used in conditional type 2 although the subject is he/she/it.

    Example
    If I were a president, I would live in a big house. (seandainya saya seorang presiden, saya akan tinggal di rumah yang besar) - (but actually you're not a president now, but maybe you'll be a president in the future)

    Conditional Sentence Type 3
    It is imposibble to happen because it has already happened in the past. You think about what would happened if you had done different thing in the past.

    Form: if + Past Perfect (had+V3), (would + have + V3)

    Example:
    If I had taken the first curtain, I would have gotten a car. (kalau saja saya mengambil tirai satu, saya sudah dapat mobil)
    If you hadn't gone back to the hotel to take your camera, you would have died in the WTC incident. (kalau saja kamu tidak kembali ke hotel untuk mengambil kamera, kamu sudah mati di kejadian WTC)

    Mungkin itu dapat membantu ^^
    this one made by kingb00ker, thanks to him for a grammar

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    hmm.. nice... i`m sure it`ll be very useful to all of us ^_^
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    Are you sure you need to try hard to shove this grammar stuff up your brain?
    Frankly, I can't even name a single tense and its syntax and I can't be arsed to remember any of them.
    I don't have enough free space on my drive B (Brain =P) to remember them. Yeah, an excuse. Well... actually, I'm crap at remembering stuff. <.<
    VileTooth has pointed out several good points.
    Instead of reading a bunch of articles of what you will only need when you're facing tests.
    Watch TV, read books, use dictionary as your trusty side-kick.
    This method should be more efficient to people who have a smelly brain, or at least to me.
    Eventually, you'll be able to just think 'It sounds weird. It should be bla bla bla.'
    And no, my english is far from good. But, oh well. =P
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    well, grammar is important for formally thingy

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    actually grammar is important only for your TOEFL and to get high score / grade in your school or college..
    but for daily talking with your friends or other people, it is not so important..
    for daily talking, the important thing is he/she can understand what are you talking about and you can understand what is he/she talking about..
    even my grammar is not so good, but other people can understand me if I talk to that person..
    the most important thing is understanding (not grammar)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiHitam View Post
    for all who needs help for grammar (of course for me )
    let's discuses it here
    start from simple past tense
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    include the v1 2 3 ^^ ::
    NO INDONESIAN NO JUNK NO FLAME
    if you speak Indonesian, you will be kissed by blitzzone wkwkwkwkwk

    I'll submit you a lesson
    thank you
    but i have a suggestion for chong wen ( Chinese )
    and history of course ^^
    corrected by dono

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_e_L_p_m_e View Post
    actually grammar is important only for your TOEFL and to get high score / grade in your school or college..
    but for daily talking with your friends or other people, it is not so important..
    for daily talking, the important thing is he/she can understand what are you talking about and you can understand what is he/she talking about..
    even my grammar is not so good, but other people can understand me if I talk to that person..
    the most important thing is understanding (not grammar)..


    yaoooo,........ im agree to mr helpme??
    understand and understood is the first thing when you to try to talk by english language,...... ^^

    there's no need requirement, exepct both of these two,...... if you begin to talk by english language right?? mr helpme,........ hehehheeh,....

    please correct my spelling, if you find any wrong character of words
    ^^ heheh,.......

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    nice helpme

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    mimihitam????????????
    when you can help me about grammer's?
    but i think>>.for "banjar only"
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    i don't think that understanding is just more important than grammar, well you can say that because you were not using your english in the formal way. Me for example, more than 50% of my business partner is using english and i have to pay attention to my grammar very very carefully. why? they said that they could determine how polite and how smart are you from the way you use your english.
    i don't judge whether grammar is more important than understanding, i try to master them and learn when to use my understanding more and when to use my grammar more
    just my 50 cent

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    Question !!
    what is different between will - would and can - could?
    why is everyone use "what would you do" rather than "what will you do"


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    Question !!
    what is different between will - would and can - could?
    why is everyone use "what would you do" rather than "what will you do"
    It is rather impolite to use the "will" and "can" form. Therefore, would and could are used instead. Though I'm sure there are different things which come from English-American/English-British. Also there's another reason that I forget >_< (pheraew It tookl a wjhile to write this, since I hurt myl fingeres)

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    emm sry i just can say simple word..
    i want to ask about do/does, have/has, will/ going to.
    and this tread 4 study gramar.. right but how about people who can't speak english??
    Sgala hal jika dilakukan dng tekun akan hasil
    ingat itu coi
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