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Being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct errors of subject-verb agreement.A subject will come before a phrase beginning with of. This is a key rule for understanding subjects. The word of is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-verb mistakes. Hasty writers, speakers, readers, and listeners might miss the all-too-common mistake in the following sentence:
Neither the serving bowl nor the plates go on that shelf.
What about this one?
A bouquet of yellow roses lend color and fragrance to the room.
Understanding some of the most common grammatical errors can help you improve your writing. When you know which errors to look for, it's easier to act as your own editor.
Follow me next week as I tackle the #4 most common writing error: Mistakes in Apostrophe Usage.
The above article was written using information from the article 5 Most Common Grammatical Errors via YourDictionary.com.