These examples are automatically selected from different online sources of information to reflect the current use of the word “agreement.” The opinions expressed in the examples do not reflect the views of Merriam-Webster or its publishers. Send us comments. By standardizing the presentation of data, it facilitates data collection. At the beginning of modern times, there was an agreement for the second person, which singularus all the verbs in the current form, as well as in the past some usual verbs. It was usually in the shape-east, but -st and t also occurred. Note that this does not affect endings for other people and numbers. The aim is to determine the importance of current activities and, where possible, to ensure a current activity of uniform importance. Class and number are indicated with prefixes (or sometimes their absence) that are not always the same for subtantifs, adjectives and verbs, as the examples illustrate. The agreement generally includes the matching of the value of a grammatical category between different elements of a sentence (or sometimes between sentences, as in some cases where a pronoun agrees with its predecessor or its reference opinion). Some categories that often trigger grammatical chords are listed below. In Hungarian, verbs have a polypersonal concordance, which means that they correspond to more than one of the arguments of the verb: not only its subject, but also its object (accusative). There is a difference between the case where a particular object is present and the case where the object is indeterminate or if there is no object at all.

(Adverbs have no influence on the form of the verb.) Examples: Szeretek (I love someone or something indeterminate), szeretem (I love him, she, or her, or her, specifically), szeretlek (I love you); szeret (he loves me, me, you, someone or something indeterminate), szereti (he loves him, her or her especially). Of course, names or pronouns can specify the exact object. In short, there is agreement between a verb and the person and the number of its subject and the specificity of its object (which often refers more or less precisely to the person). Exceptions: fraction or percentage can be singular or plural, based on the following noun. It was the spirit of a resilient city — outraged, dedicated and united. Languages cannot have a conventional agreement at all, as in Japanese or Malay; barely one, as in English; a small amount, as in spoken French; a moderate amount, such as in Greek or Latin; or a large quantity, as in Swahili. A collective noun is singular when considered unity and plural, if individuals are considered. [5] Also note the chord that manifests itself in the fact that it is even in a subjunctive mood.

Swahili, like all other Bantu languages, has many nominatory classes. The verbs must correspond in class with their subjects and objects, and the adjectives with the nouns they describe. For example: Kitabu kimoja kitatosha (One book will suffice), Mchungwa mmoja utatosha (An orange will be enough), Chungwa moya litatosha (An orange will be enough). In the case of verbs, a gender agreement is less widespread, although it may still occur. In the French past, for example, the former work of the participants corresponds, in certain circumstances, to the subject or an object (for more details, see compound past).