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