- If you substitute 'he' for 'who', and 'him' for 'whom', you can usually figure out which one to use.
- All singular verbs end in 's'.
- First and second person use a plural verb (I like, you like), only third person uses a singular (he likes).
- Either/or and Neither/nor: the subject closest to the verb determines plurality (Neither the brothers nor the sister wants the toy. Neither the sister nor the brothers want the toy).
- Singular indefinite pronouns (any combo of every, some, no, any with body, one, or thing) require singular verbs. (Everyone should improve her writing skills.)
(Blows on fingers, polishes them on chest)
Did you enjoy the process of learning grammar in school? I've never had it feel as fun as it did today. I remember getting marks off because my words were outside the margins, red ink that had NOTHING to do with what I was writing about. Why are the worst teachers often the ones in intro 7th and 8th grade subjects?