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Rule "Agreement error: Non-third person/past tense verb with 'he/she/it' or a pronoun"

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Description: Agreement error: Non-third person/past tense verb with 'he/she/it' or a pronoun
Message: The pronoun '\2' is usually used with a third-person or a past tense verb.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Someone else walk to the building.
    Correction suggestion: walks, walked
  • Somebody else enter the building.
    Correction suggestion: enters, entered
  • Someone else always walk to the building.
    Correction suggestion: walks, walked
  • Somebody else usually enter the building.
    Correction suggestion: enters, entered
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Nobody else walks to the building.
  • Nobody walked to the building.
  • They did not meet with anyone else while in Germany.
  • Annie was uncomfortable with anyone else being in charge.
  • God has given you too much money when you have someone else tend your vegetable garden.
  • Nobody else usually walks to the building.
  • Somebody else occasionally walked to the building.
  • If I need to run this by someone else please let me know.
  • Tom has a reputation of never letting anyone else say anything.
  • Had a terrific time with Su, Laura, and Mother, and wish I could get Mother with someone else while I'm having to work.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: HE_VERB_AGR [3]
Version: 5.3-SNAPSHOT (2021-03-01 21:33:03 +0000)