Songs About Subject Verb Agreement

3. It is therefore our duty to help students move from lexical and intuitive use of the third person S to a more conscious understanding and more systematic use of the underlying systems. If our students make an object/verb agreement error, we should not automatically consider it a slip-up. You may not know the rules, not least because we barely teach them! In this case, the error is made because “lying” is an intransitive verb, i.e. it has no object, while “lay” is a transitive verb and therefore requires an object. However, it seems that some British and American artists are not very familiar with this verbal classification. To clarify the situation, let`s look at a few examples: 2. Curiously, the correct use of the third person S sometimes seems to depend on the verb. In spontaneous communication, students tend to correctly conjugate verbs in phrases like “She likes” and “Sue works,” but rather “She sees,” “It walks” or “Lucy Watches” wrong. Even names that end in S, for some reason, sometimes “dress” the third person S: “Living my parents” is more likely than “they live.” One hypothesis: perhaps some words create a phonetic environment that makes them sound “third-people” than others, which means that students sometimes work lexical/intuitively in choosing the correct form. Yes, the subjunctive is a problem for the lo curs of a number of languages. It is true that the English rule is relatively simple compared to other languages, but the fact is that even English speakers can make mistakes.

In this case, the rule is that the past subjunctive also uses the plural form of the verb “to be” in the use of the singular. For example, the subjunctive “If I were the president” uses the plural “were” for the singular “me.” Some artists have simplified this and have returned to the use of the singular form of the verb “being”. It`s really a rookie mistake! Therefore, if you have decided to listen to music as a strategy to improve your English, we recommend that you read the texts well, as you could learn false English. While people are generally lenient with artists, they are generally not as forgiving in everyday conversations. Below are the seven most embarrassing and obvious mistakes that have been made in English songs. In the first case, “bleed” is an irregular verb, and the past form is “bleeding,” but justin may not have included that verb in the list he had to learn at school. In the second case, the previous “case” “fell,” while “Fell” simply passed. Which one of us doesn`t remember the long lists of irregular English verbs they had to remember at school? It was a nightmare, but not just for English learning as a second language! Let`s look at two examples of irregular verbs that have been misused. A very effective way to learn English is to listen to and learn songs.

It is also true that one must pay attention to grammar. As you can imagine, artists get what is called the artistic license and can sacrifice, especially for songs, some grammatical rules in the name of composition and rhythm. We recommend you memorize these songs, but don`t forget the rule! Yes, that`s for sure. Isn`t it funny that even advanced students always get a fake s/v chord? I use this for my TOEFL class when we work on the subject/verb convention (the verbs are present and past). I do not teach vocabulary, because I want them to get used to taking the sense of context or realizing that you don`t have to know all the words in the sentence to answer the questions. It is a basic worksheet in which students try to find errors in a text (in this case, song lyrics).