Rule 7: Collective nouns such as family, couple, staff, public, etc., adopt a singular verb. Fill in the gaps with the corresponding verbs in agreement with the subject. (a) A dog ………… A faithful animal. (b) Neither my parents nor relatives……. Last night, at the party. (c) Each of the boys ……. In no uncertain terms. (d) The whole class as well as the principal of the school, …. accepted the proposal. (e) Neither Rasipa nor Reeta ……. The present.
(f) His briefcase and wallet ………. was lost. (g) Policy …………. his bread and butter. (h) The Commission …. has published its report. (i) Three parts of the activity …. I went to hurt. (j) Either he or me………
Erroneously. Answer: (a) is (b) where (c) is/war (d) hat (e) is/are (f) haben (g) hat (h) hat (i) is (j) but if these names are used without “a pair of”, they take a plural verblage: rule 10. A plural element that concerns distance, weight, size, sum of money represents a single figure or quantity, the verb must be singular. Examples: Itinerary: Underline the correct verb in these sentences. 1. Son (run, run) every day in the park. 2. Dogs (barking, barking,) to strangers. 3. Tom and Maya (is, are) go to the movies.
4. The game (was, was) exciting. 5. You (worries, worries) too much. 6. They (studies, studies) every night. 7. Black or white (is, are) your choice.
8. It (was, were) amazing. 9. These (is, are) pretty shoes. 10. The cat or dog (is, are) in the yard. Rule 1: When there are two subjects in a sentence that are by and connected, the verb is always plural. Article 12. Phrases like “many”, “many”, “most” are used in the singular when they refer to quantity or quantity, but they take on a plural message when they relate to number. Example: Subject Agreement: The ability to find the right subject and verb helps you correct subject-verb concordance errors. For a sentence to be grammatically correct, the verb must match the subject in the sentence.
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