When the Subject Disagreed with the Verb….. By Madhav Manoj Vachali, 5L

Our story starts in English land where all the grammar you’ve learned today has originated from. “I’m tired of agreeing with you!” cried the subject to the verb.”But we need to agree with each other to form a proper sentence as told by the Grammar master” replied the verb. “Well, I’m gonna give a piece of my mind to the Grammar master,” said the subject[ who became now impatient].

“But then you’ll change the whole English language” cried the verb. They went to meet the Grammar master. “Ahah, tired you say right,” said the grammar master after listening to the subject’s comment. “If you want it, then go with your idea, I’ll change everything for you, okay?”. The verb who was now clearly confused just stared at the subject who was jumping with happiness. The grammar master took a giant rulebook and did a few corrections in it and suddenly the English changed except for the subjects and the grammar master’s English.

A few days later, the subject was feeling uncomfortable hearing a peculiar type of English which made no sense at all like” Ben live in a new apartment “. He wanted to see what was happening in the outer world. So, he jumped into a child’s book. He was the subject of the sentence in a child’s book right now and beside him was the verb.

He wanted to hold  hands with the verb to agree with him [like always] but the verb didn’t budge his hands to agree.”Oh no, I forgot about my decision about the disagreement”, he muttered to himself. And now came the transformation. The subject of the sentence was `school team’ but the verb was ` run’.  After that back in English land, the pronoun said to the subject” The verb are sad because you shouted at him for no reason”.”But I only shouted at one verb not many!” yelled the confused subject. “Why are you using a plural noun for a singular?” asked the subject. “I is using it because…” “Why you is always shouting me!” roared the verb wiped tears from his eyes. Then suddenly before anything could happen a bright flash of light pulled the subject into the English land.  He went inside the swirling mist of letters.

“Subject, you’ve learned your lesson” the grammar master’s hollow voice echoed through the mist. You’ve to hold the verb’s hand as you did before when you used to agree. Then the verb appeared beside him. As soon as the subject’s hand touched the verb’s hand there was a pop and then they returned to where our story had started…..