1. Don’t get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb; they do not affect agreement. 2. Subjects and verbs must agree in number. 3. Prepositional phrases between the subject and verb usually do not affect agreement. 4. When sentences start with “there” or “here,” the subject will always be placed after the verb, so care needs to be taken to identify it correctly. 5. Subjects don't always come before verbs in questions. Make sure you accurately identify the subject before deciding on the proper verb form to use.