These words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by adding -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in teaching English: these words always take the plural form of the verb: choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb concordance that baffl many learners. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. These questions are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of the verb in parentheses. « How do you react when someone compliments you? » There is a debate about the word « data »! Technically, the data is plural (the singular form is « date »). However, in everyday language, people often treat « data » as « information » – as countless nouns that adopt the singular form. Both forms are therefore correct: « The data is correct » and « The data is correct ».
To learn more about the « data debate », click here and here. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is only one! 2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet. 7. The students, accompanied by their teacher, had a picnic. 8.
Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 9. The movie, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch. « 40% of people don`t support the new law. » « Half of the students come from another country. » 20. The committee (debates, debates) examines these issues carefully. « In general, men don`t like to buy clothes. » 10. The players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. 9. The children and their mothers have disappeared. 7. One of my sisters is on a trip to France.
. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. To talk about a single member of the police, we can say police officers or police officers – or the term gender-neutral police officer. 4. The chief, like his brothers, belongs to the same tribe. 22. The Prime Minister (greets, greets) warmly the press with his wife.
16. Eight dollars (is, are) today the price of a film. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. These words can be singular OR plural depending on what follows! « Some students are not going to succeed. » « I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now. » 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 6. Brothers and their sister are good at their studies. « Many of the houses in this neighborhood don`t have a garage. » 23.
All CDs, even scratched, (are, are) in this case. 5. George and Tamara (don`t, don`t) want to see this movie. 21. The members of the commission (directing, directing) live very differently in private. Note: In British English, « family » and « team » are often plural. . . .