I have 2 paragraphs that I need help correcting the subject-verb agreement
I corrected it for you. I am 63 and British educated in written English to degree standard. I added 2 commas, added a couple of words, removed speech "quotes" for emphasis 'quotations' and removed all the dashes - as - they aren't required. I have also broken it into paragraphs for readability.
There is, in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, many surprises to be found. Barcelona, Spain's second-largest city, and Madrid, the country's capital, has enjoyed a traditional rivalry. At one time, the population of Barcelona were forbidden to speak the city's native tongue, Catalan, by a royal decree from Madrid. Today, however, neither Spanish nor Catalan are discriminated against in the region.
One of the sites that belongs on every tour, the outlandish cathedral La Sagrada Familia ('The Sacred Family'), was designed by Antoni Gaudi. Everyone using the word "gaudy" actually has Gaudi's name on his or her tongue.
A series of thirteenth to fifteenth century palaces now house the Museo Picasso, which display a history of Picasso's work and his many years living in Barcelona. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, or The Young Ladies of Avignon, are one example of a painting inspired by his time in Barcelona.
Whether you prefer cobblestone streets with centuries old buildings or asphalt streets with modern shops and taverns, each are to be found in Barcelona. At night, every one of the streets seems to have a festive air, reflecting the vivacity of Spanish culture.
May 29, 2015 |