SUBJECT/VERB AGREEMENT

photo by Bob Adelman

… You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.

You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve.
You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve.
You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love …

— excerpt from a speech delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, February 4, 1968. Listen to more of this powerful speech here.

January 15 2009 11:17 pm | parts of speech

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