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A lot can make the agreement between subjects a little difficult. Here are three examples. Foulin., J. N., Fayol, M., Chanquoy, L. (1989). On the temporal management of the letter by adults. In P. Boscolo (Ed.), Writing: Trends in European Research (p. 227-238). Padua, Italy: UPSEL Editor. Largy, P., Chanquoy, L., Fayol, M.

(1993). Automatic and controlled letter: object agreement error in native French speakers. In G. Eigler, T. Jechle (Eds.), Writing: Current trends in European research, (p. 109-120). Freiburg, Germany: University publishing house. It is a matter of verb-subject agreement in this independent clause: „The general security of the city has improved considerably since its hiring.“ The theme of security is simplified, which is a singular noun, so the verb must also be singular, which „improves“ hurts and has „improved“ the corrected verb. When checking, make sure you have a particular agreement on the indefinite pronouns in the last column. The following examples show how these pronouns can be singular or plural: sometimes the verb comes before the subject.

However, the same rules for the agreement continue to apply: the correction usually involves rewriting the entire sentence to provide the modified word and finding the modifier next door. The italic demo pronoun This has no clear precursor. To solve the problem, ask yourself what it is and replace it with the demonstrative pronoun. In the example, this seems to refer to something like „inexperience in confrontations“ that could be replaced. Sometimes it only takes a bite from No after this one to make the reference clear, as in „This avoidance.. The problem can be totally avoided by following the advice of many writing teachers not to start sentences with demonstrative pronouns, but such extreme measures are not necessary as long as you make sure that your predecessor is clearly present in the previous sentence if you start a sentence with this. This experiment was designed to simulate the conditions of subject-verb chord errors rarely observed, but regularly, in highly educated adults. 24 adults and 24 children (12 years old) received oral sentences. The sentences were indicative in the French past (the „imperfect“ tension) and were of two kinds, as follows: Noun 1 [subject of the verb] – Verb 1-Noun 2 [subject of the verb] and (adverbial phrase) – Pronoun 1-Pronoun 2-Verb 2 ( adverbial phrase). The adverbiale sentence appeared either at the beginning or at the end of the sentence. The conditions were as follows: Noun 1 (and Pronoun 1) and Noun 2 (and Pronoun 2) were either consistent or not in numbers, and the sentences were followed or not memorized by a series of five words.

Most adults have made mistakes when the two pronouns differ in number. But unlike the results of studies that use the current indicator, the additional cognitive load (the word series) did not result in more errors. The children also made mistakes when the two pronouns distinguished, and did so regardless of cognitive load. The position of the adverrbiale expression had no influence on the error report. With imperfect tension, it seems that the number of verbs coincides with their theme cannot be considered an automatic and effortless cognitive activity, even for adults.