Agreement

Definition: When words have a grammatical relationship which affects the form of one or more of the elements then they agree. We can also say that Agreement is a form of cross-reference among all parts of a sentence.

Note: Agreement is also known in some texts as Concord

Some of the most types of grammatical agreements are:

  • Grammatical person: Example: You are VS she is.
  • Grammatical number: Example: One cat VS Ten cats.
  • Grammatical gender: Example: Jose loves his girlfriend VS Maria loves her dog.
  • Grammatical case: Example: I played with you VS She played with me.
The following example will teach us to understand in a better way this important topic.

Example:
  • Five Cows
    Five Cows shows agreement because the Noun has the Plural Inflection, which is required by the Number. It is another way of saying Concord.

  • Twenty cats
    In this example, twenty cats shows agreement because the Noun has the Plural Inflection, which is required by the number.




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