These words always have the plural form of the verb: the subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English: these subjects are also singulive, although they speak of a group of people. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. These words are irregular plural names (substantials that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: Choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. “Some students won`t make it.” 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. .
7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. . 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is “date”). But in common usage, people often treat “data” as “information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form. So both forms are correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is accurate.” To learn more about the “data debate,” click here and here. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view. 20.
The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. . Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural. . . . 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win.
9. The children and their mothers are missing. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. . 4. The Fuhrer and his brothers belong to the same tribe. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. . 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film.
16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. . “40% of people don`t support the new law.” “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 7.
Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. “Half of the students come from another country.” 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 23. All CDs, even the striped, (are) in this case.