number agreement

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Noun1.number agreement - agreement in number between words in the same grammatical construction (e.g., between adjectives and the nouns they modify)
concord, agreement - the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
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"Meaning, Sound and Syntax in English Number Agreement." Language and Cognitive Processes 8 (1): 57-99.
They restrict it to person agreement only, and ignore number agreement and tense agreement.
(14,15) An experiment designed to test whether children can retrieve number information about the subject and object from the verb alone showed they were not sensitive to the morphemes (or meaning units) on the verb that carry number agreement with the subject, e.g.
The subject (A) triggers number agreement, contrary to the object.
Considering the two agreement patterns in the attributive clause, number agreement between the complement and the head holds much more rigorously than case agreement.
Even basic errors of grammar have not been corrected in some places (such as this lack of number agreement on p.298: "the monumental events of the past [...] was never visible"); and there were few essays which did not contain some small, but distracting, error (even Allan Johnson cannot decide if Forster's character is "Mr.
For example, in Dumi, an endangered Kiranti language spoken in Eastern Nepal (van Driem 1993), intransitive verbs consistently show person and number agreement with the subject: (1)
Some of the material discussed deals with well-investigated subject matter; e.g., negation, mood, aspect, and relative clauses, but there are chapters covering less-researched topics, such as the definiteness continuum, number agreement, and possession.