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