During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. The subject-verbal agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. 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. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win.
Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 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. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. . 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 9.
The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” “Half of the students come from another country.” 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. 4.
The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! These words always have the plural form of the verb: “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 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. “Some students won`t make it.” 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor.