Rule 2: Two singular subjects connected by or, either/or, or neither, require a singular verb. Examples (c) When a sentence begins with “there”, the verb corresponds to the actual subject that comes after the verb. This is John. There are fifty students in my class. Fill out the following sentences with a verb form that matches the subject. 9. Seema and Nita went to school. (Use a plural after both. and..) We use a pluralverb after the phrase “a certain number of” Here the reference refers to the whole sum and not to the coins and notes that make up $1000, so here we need a singularverb. Rule 1: A subject will stand in front of a sentence that begins with von. This is a key rule for understanding topics. The word of is the culprit of many, perhaps most, subject-verb errors. (b) A singular subject is sometimes confused with a plural, e.B.
when it starts with (one of the two, neither, etc.). Remember that these should be considered singular. Each of you is wrong. None of them work here. One of the teachers teaches English. If the subject is a pronoun, the verb must also correspond to it personally. English pronouns belong to three categories – first person, second person and third person. Rule of thumb: A singular subject (elle, Amit, auto) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural substreb takes a plural verb. For example, if the subject in the present simple is a noun or a singular pronoun, the verb takes the marker –s. Rule 4: Typically use a plural verb with two or more subjects when connected end-to-end. For example, if we link two names to neither. The verb also does not coincide with the noun close to Him.
Here we use the pluralverb because the neighboring noun (teacher) is plural. (d) If the subject is plural but represents a single number or quantity, it assumes a singular verb. One hundred kilometers is a long distance. A thousand rupees is not a lot these days. Dal and Roti is a common food from northern Indonesia. (watch) 4. One of my friends ……….. in the same school as me. (read) 5. The owners of this factory ……….. very rich and ……….. in large houses.
(be, live) 6. Some women ……….. Travel by car as it is ……….. they are sick. (aversion, do) 7. Boys ……….. every day at school. (go) 8. It ……….. to see photos. (Like) 9.
I ……….. as he ……….. he. (marvel, do) 10. You……….. what……….. I. (know, problem) Question 2. Complete the following sentences with an appropriate auxiliary link. (i) You have been driving non-stop for hours. You ________ are very tired.
(a) must (b) may (c) explain: “The poet and singer” proposes the singular; therefore, “is” is correct. (If “the” is also used before the singer – the poet and THE singer – then the subject becomes the plural – otherwise the word poet and singer means the same person – Swanand Kirkire.) Insert “is” or “are” after the word “there” in the following sentences: 1. There ……….. .