Tricky Verbs: Depends, Means, Agree, Disagree

Students often make the mistake of adding the be verb before these common verbs:

Depends, Means, Agree, and Disagree

Wrong:

It‘s depends.

It‘s means.

I am agree.

I am disagree.

 Why, Leonardo asks, do they do it?

Don’t add be!

Each of these is a verb and follows the same rules as any other verbs.

Right:

Do you like sports?

It depends on the sport.

What does optimist mean?

It means someone who looks for and sees the good.

I think coffee is a wonder-drug.

I agree.

I think garlic tastes terrible.

I disagree.

Image result for writing 100 times Sometimes when you have gotten into a bad habit, the best way to fix it is to repeat the correct version 100 times.

(Well, not literally, but a lot…)

It depends. It depends. It depends. It depends. It depends.

It means. It means. It means. It means. It means.

I agree. I agree. I agree. I agree. I agree.

I disagree. I disagree. I disagree. I disagree. 

Image result for wolf of wall street  Get it right, and your future will be bright!

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