These words always take the plural form of the verb: 4. Some names and pronouns seem plural, but function as “trick singular” names, so there must be a correct match with “trick singular” names and pronouns. An example is “everyone,” a unique name that refers to a group, but must correspond to a singular verb, that is, “everyone is happy.” 2. There may be more than one pair of noun verb in a sentence; You have to make sure that each pair in number agrees. 3. How the verb corresponds to the name depends on the regular or irregularness of the verb. Conventions for regular verbs and agreements for irregular verbs are different. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. 5. The verbs must not correspond to words that come between the name and the verb between (interrupting). One example is that “the highest percentage of voters is for this; ” the verb “is” with the name “percentage,” the theme of the phrase, not “voters.” 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. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: these words are irregular plural names (names that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. “Some students won`t make it.” 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. 20.
The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way.
“40% of people don`t support the new law.” 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. . “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. Pluriel: Some readers believe that Kohlberg`s theory of moral development is problematic because it only studies ways of thinking and not how emotions and gender socialization influence moral development.