During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. These words always have the plural form of the verb: the subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English: Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in the parentheses. Fill the spaces with appropriate verb shapes. Select the answers in the brackets options. 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. 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. 4. The Fuhrer and his brothers belong to the same tribe. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 7.
One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 7. Neither Peter nor James is entitled to the property. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 3.
A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 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. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. “Some students won`t make it.” 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season.
7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 3. None of the participants won a decisive victory. 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. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. .
“Half of the students come from another country.” 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 10. Neither the Minister nor his colleagues made a statement on this matter. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 20.
The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 8. The boy did not receive any awards or medals, although he was at the top of the exam.