If the conjunction “and” is replaced by / with / accompanied by / accompanied by / as well, the verb has no effect on the later part of these expressions. The words before these expressions are the subjects. If the adjective + appears as the subject of a sentence, it is plural. Instructions: Underline the correct verb in these sentences. 1. The girl or her sisters (watch, watch) watch TV every day. 2. Rohan (doesn`t, doesn`t) loves sports. 3. His classmates or the boy (studies, studies) before a test. 4.
One of the cookies (is, is) missing. 5. A lady with 10 dogs (live, live) in this big house. 6. Mumps (is, are) very serious. 7. The commission (decides, decides) when it is postponed. 8. Our team (is, is) the best. 9. Everyone (enjoys, enjoys) a good song.
10. Either (is, are) appropriate. Question 8. Fill in the gaps with the correct verb form: (a) The majority of candidates ……………….. Girls. (b) Neither of these two boys……….. Well marked. (c) A pair of shoes…….. Stolen. (d) The quality of these apples ……….. It`s not good. (e) A black and white cow……..
Pastures outside. (f) A black and white cow…………….. Pastures outside. Answer: (a) are (b) a (c) hat (d) is (s) is (f) are 5. One of + plural subject: If the subject is composed of “one of + Pluralist”, the verb is singular: Rule 2: A subject comes before a sentence that begins with It is a key rule for the understanding of the subjects. The word of is the culprit of many subject errors. Fake: A bouquet of roses gives color and fragrance to the space. That`s right: a bouquet of roses gives. (Ostrich loan, do not lend roses) The subject and the verb must match. If the subject is singular, the verb should also be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural. The verb corresponds to the subject in number and person.
Basic rule: a singular subject (she, bear, car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural adopts a plural verb. Example: Select the correct form of the verbs indicated in parentheses in the following sentences: None is a singulated subject if used alone. If used with a prepositional sentence that begins with, the subject can be both plural and singular. Rule 1: When there are two subjects in a sentence that are by and connected, the verb is always plural. 3. Incalculable noun: If we use an incalculable subject as the subject of a verb, we use a singular form of the verb: 2. Person: The rules for the person are as follows: (i) The first singular or plural person takes a singular verb: 20. A collective noun such as jury, committee, family, etc. adopts a singular verb if it is considered a single entity. But if they are considered individuals, they take on a plural beak: 13.
Collective nouns such as group, quantity, herd, regiment, etc., are usually followed by a singular verb: sentence #2 is wrong because the verb “were” incorrectly corresponds to the subname “apples” nearby. This is a mistake of proximity. The fourth rule is that if a subject is composed of two or more nouns connected by “and”, the verb to be hung should be plural. But if two of them connect to a composite noun of a thing, then the verb given remains singular. Semimodeal Verbs – Uses Semi-modern verbs are: need, dare, should, used. These are verbs that have some of the characteristics of lexical verbs and some of the signs of modal obsessiveness. Examples: Note: If the sentence is preceded by a couple of these words, they are considered singular subjects. Be careful with portions! The noun `of` dictates the verb. Subject-verb agreement: Being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct subject-verb agreement errors.
For a sentence to be grammatically correct, the verb must match the subject in the sentence. . . .