6. Long topic: If the subject is a clause or a long group of words, we must ensure that the verb is consistent with the subject: Example: The couple is divided on the discipline of their child. The couple refers to two people acting as individuals. 19. If two or more subjects are by nor or related, the verb is used according to the number of the nearest name: in the example, a message of desire is expressed, no fact; Therefore, what we usually consider plural is used with the singular subject. 11. Plural names with Singular Meaning: Substantive that are plural in form, but singular in the sense, usually take a singular verb: Directions: Put a C if the sentence is correct, an X if it is not correct. 1. Cats and dogs love to run. 2. – He doesn`t like chocolate. 3.
– Your friends or Sneha shine in volleyball. 4. – Each of them has been ruined. 5. – The pants are now loose. 6. Students, like the teacher, are nervous about the test. 7. News is at 10. 8.
– My family is very fun. 9. Mathematics is difficult for many. 10. – The director works very hard with all the actors. 1. Figure: The fundamental principle of the subject-verbal agreement is that singular subjects need singular verbs. Plural subjects need plural: 2. Person: The rules for the person are: (i) The first singular or plural person takes a singular verb: Rule 1: If there are two subjects in a sentence, the verb is always plural. Exception 2: In compound subtantives that are of and connected, the verb is singular. Exception: In either or either, neither/nor, if the subject is composed, i.e. one subject is singular and the other plural, then the verb agrees with the name or pronoun that is closest to it.
8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 14. Class names such as food, furniture, clothing, etc. take a single verb: 18. A singular verb is used with singular pronouns, z.B each, either, nor anyone, etc. Principle: A singular subject (she, the bear, the car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural subject takes a plural verb. Example: 13.
Collective nouns such as group, crowd, herd, regiment, etc., are usually followed by a singular verb: 16. Some substantives are preceded by many, many, many, many, many, etc. These names take a singular verb if they refer to quantity or quantity. But they take a plural verb when they refer to the number: Rule 4: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, and, moreover, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. 3. Innumerable substantive: If we use an innumerable noun as the subject of a verb, we use a singular form of verb: if we use a single name as the subject of a verb, we use a singular verb. Plural names take a plural verb: the subject and the verb must correspond in number and in person. Rule 5: With words that indicate percentage, group, majority, some, all, etc.
Rule 1, which was given earlier, is reversed, and we are guided by the name to If the noun after is singular, use a singular verb. If it`s plural, use a plural verb.