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Detailed Lesson Plan in English for Grade 10

I. Objectives:

At the end of the lesson,75% of the students with 75% level of proficiency will be
able to:

a. familiarize themselves with the rules involving the subject-verb agreement;


b. participate in the class discussion actively; and
c. Identify the

II. Subject Matter: English Grammar

Topic: Subject-Verb Agreement

Reference: Language in Literature, Afro-Asian Literature


Revised Edition

By: Josefina Q. Cabanilla Et al.


Pages: 125-129

Materials: LCD, Laptop Computer, Whiteboard, and Marker

III. Procedure:

A. Daily Routine:

i. Opening prayer
ii. Greetings
iii. Checking of classroom condition
iv. Checking of attendance
B. Motivation:
Video Presentation

C. Presentation:

A sentence will be flashed on the screen and the students will be asked to identify
whether it’s right or wrong.)

1. “The dishes in the kitchen is dirty.”


“Today, we will be discussing all about the rules of the agreement between subject and
verb.”

D. Lesson Proper:

1. A compound subject joined by AND usually requires a plural verb.

Example: Mr. Marquez and Mr. Flores are owners of a shopping mall.

EXEMPTION: When the items of a compound subject joined by AND refer to the same
person or thing or together represent a single unit or idea, a singular verb is required.

a. Mr. Gozon, the chairman and CEO of GMA 7 is a lawyer.

b. Ham and egg sandwich is my favorite breakfast.

2. A compound subject joined by or, nor, either . . . or, neither . . . nor requires a singular verb
if each word in the compound subject is singular.

Example: Neither GMA nor ABS-CBN has the right to question the order of the court.

Note: when the items of the compound subject joined by or, nor, differ in numbers or in
person, the verb agrees with the nearer subject.

a. Neither Peter nor his CLASSMATES ARE informed about the shortened
period.
Mrs. Petra or her DAUGHTERS ARE capable of signing the document.

3. Intervening expressions like AS WELL AS, IN ADDITION TO, NO LESS THAN, WITH,
TOGETHER WITH, BESIDES, ALONG WITH, IN COMPANY WITH, ACCOMPANIED BY,
INCLUDING, and others do not affect the number of the subject.

Example: Will, together with Melai, is going to Baguio.

4. Nouns plural in form but singular in meaning such as ECONOMICS, GALLOWS,


MATHEMATICS, MEASLES, CIVICS, MUMPS, PHYSICS, NEWS, etc. requires a singular
verb.

Example: Meningitis is a dreadful disease.

5. Some nouns like PANTS, TROUSERS, JEANS, SHEARS, SCISSORS, TWEEZERS, and
PLIERS are always plural.

Example: Pliers are often used by technicians.

E. Application:
Group Activity

F. Generalization

One student will generalize.

IV. Evaluation:

In a ½ C sheet of paper, copy and answer the following sentences. Underline the correct
verb to make the subject agree with it.

1. All of us (was, were) ready to leave at six o’clock.


2. Either Sandra or her cousins (is, are) mistaken.
3. Twenty four inches (is, are) equivalent to 2 foot.
4. Andy’s pants (is, are) torn.
5. (There is, There are) men who usually smoke.
6. The news (is, are) all about the feast of the Black Nazarene.
7. He or she (is, are) right.
8. Henry, as well as Francia, (is, are) afraid.
9. Maryknoll and Haidee (is, are) both actresses in a theater.
10. One-fourth of the pizza (was, were) eaten by Jamel.

V. Assignment
Search for the remaining subject-verb agreement rules. Give an example sentence
in each rule.