For more information about the subject-verb agreement, see Plural. Rule 5a. Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words like with, as well as, next to it, not, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the topic. Ignore them and use a singular if the subject is singular. In the case of pronouns, he, she and she take a singularverb, while you, us and she take a plural post. Note: The word dollar is a special case. When we talk about a sum of money, we need a singular, but if we refer to the dollars themselves, a plural abrasing is necessary. Undetermined pronouns anyone, everyone, someone, no one, nobody are always singular and therefore require singular verbs. They do NOT apply to other helping verbs as can, could, should, should, can, could, could, would, would, should. Expressions of rupture such as half, part of, a percentage of, a majority of are sometimes singular and sometimes plural, depending on the importance.
(The same is true, of course, if everyone, everyone, more, most and some act as subjects.) Sums and products of mathematical processes are expressed in singular and require singular verbs. The phrase « more than one » (strangely) takes on a singular verb: « More than one student has tried to do so. » Rule 1. A topic will come before a sentence that will begin with. This is a key rule for understanding topics. The word of the is the culprit of many errors, perhaps most of the errors of subject and verb. Authors, speakers, readers, and hasty listeners might ignore the all-too-common error in the following sentence: if we refer to the group as a whole and therefore as a unit, we consider the singular noun. In this case, we use a singular verb. So far, we have examined topics that can create confusion in the subject-tilt concordance: composite subjects, subjects of group composition, subjects of singular plural importance, and indeterminate subjects.
Rule 9. In collective nouns such as group, jury, family, audience, population, the verb can be singular or plural, depending on the intention of the author. The rest of this subject deal with some more advanced compliance rules and exceptions to Rule 4 of the subject-verb. Think of the unspecified pronoun, which is taken into account in section 3.5, p.18: Some, arbitrary, none, all and most. The number of these words is influenced by a prepositional sentence between the subject and the verb. 8. Names such as scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plural obstruction. (These things are done in two parts.) This sentence uses a composite subject (two subjects that are assembled or assembled). Each part of the compound subject (Ranger, Camper) is unique.
Although the two words act together as a subject (connected by or by), the subject is still SINGULAR (Ranger or Camper), because a choice is implicit. If used in the plural, group names mean MORE THAN ONE GROUP. That is why it uses a plural lease. Instead, the subject comes in this kind of sentence after the verb, so you have to look for it for the verb. In the first example, we express a wish, not a fact; This is why the were, which we usually consider a plural verblage, is used with the singular. (Technically, this is the singular subject of the game of objects in the subjunctive atmosphere: it was Friday.) Normally, his upbringing would seem terrible to us. However, in the second example of expressing a question, the conjunctive atmosphere is correct. Note: The subjunctive mind is losing ground in spoken English, but should still be used in formal speech and writing.. .