5Correct Grammar: Agreement and Word Placement
By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
• Correct verbs that do not agree with their subjects.
• Correct pronouns that do not agree with their antecedents.
• Identify and avoid misplaced and dangling modifiers.
• Identify and avoid split infinitives.
A BACKGROUND OF VERB USE
Verbs are either regular or irregular. An irregular verb is one that is conjugated in a way that differs from its infinitive form and that follows no pattern. The infinitive form is the verb preceded by the word to, such as to dance.
We conjugate a verb by showing how we would use it with I, with ...