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Introduction to Verb Usage

Subject-Verb Agreement, Verb Tense, and Verb Form

Read the following paragraph which has problems with subject-verb agreement, verb tense, and verb form:

Lurks beneath the alien landscape of Yellowstone National Park are a huge supervolcano. It turns out that the park itself is the crater of an enormous volcano that has erupting every 600,000 years or so. The geysers such as Old Faithful will be created by the hot magma bubbling below. When the caldera blew, it will cover most of the United States with ash and created global climate changes. The explosive forces creates mass extinctions of life. Those who survive the ash will suffering from year-long winters killed crops and wildlife across the world. Virtually, no place on earth will have not feel some effect.

Subject-Verb Agreement, Verb Tense, and Verb Form

Now, read it will proper subject-verb agreement, verb tense, and verb form. You can easily see the difference.

Lurking beneath the alien landscape of Yellowstone National Park is a huge supervolcano. It turns out that the park itself is the crater of an enormous volcano that has erupted every 600,000 years or so. The geysers such as Old Faithful are created by the hot magma bubbling below. When the caldera blows, it will cover most of the United States with ash and create global climate changes. The explosive forces will create mass extinctions of life. Those who survive the ash will suffer from year-long winters killing crops and wildlife across the world. Virtually, no place on earth will have not felt some effect.