Subject-Verb Agreement B

2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet. Select the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. 2. If two or more singular nouns or pronouns are related by or not, use singular verbatim. * The New Fowler`s Modern English Usage edited by R.W. Burchfield. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England. 1996. Use with permission from Oxford University Press. P. 242.

23. All CDs, even scratched, (are, are) in this case. EITHER SINGULAR OR PLURAL: some, all, none, all, most 9. In sentences beginning with “there are” or “there are”, the subject follows the verb. Since “there” is not the subject, the verb corresponds to the following. 12. Use a singular verb for every ______ and many ______ Indeterminate pronouns of anyone, everyone, no one, no one is always singular and therefore require singular verbs. The verbs in the present tense for singular subjects in the third person (he, them, he and everything these words can represent) have S endings. Other verbs do not add S. 10 endings. The players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. Pronouns are neither singular nor singular and require singular seditions, although they seem, in some way, to relate to two things.

5. Don`t be misled by a sentence that is between the subject and the verb. The verb is in agreement with the subject, not with a noun or pronoun in the phrasing. 11. Expressions as with, with, including, accompanied by, in addition to or do not change the subject number. If the subject is singular, the verb is also. 10-A. With one of these ________, which use a plural reverb.

7. One of my sisters is on a trip to France. In the present, nouns and verbs form plurals in an opposite way: 8. The man with all the birds (live, live) in my street. . Some indefinite pronouns like all, some are singular or plural, depending on what they relate to. (Is the thing we are referring to accounting or not?) Be careful in choosing a verb that accompanies such pronouns. 20. The committee (debates, debates) has carefully addressed these issues. . 6. Collective nouns (group, jury, quantity, team, etc.) can be singular or plural depending on the importance.

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