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