Money sum, periods, distance, weights expressed by phrases such as «ten dollars; Five thousand» in the subject are treated as singular (as a unit) and take a singular verb. The same rules apply when the subject follows the verb, especially when the sentence begins with «there» or «here.» The pronouns «everyone, everyone, everything, someone, anyone, anything, no, nothing, one, not even» take a singular verb. The pronouns «both, few, many, many, others» take a plural verb. For example, the plural verb is used when the focus is on individuals in the group. It`s much rarer. «Verb of perception» – Verb infinitely I saw him cross the street and run away. Word of perception – Verbing I saw him cross the street and run away. (*) If the subjects are by «or; Is… or I don`t want to… «The verb corresponds in large numbers to the next subject.
When a subject is singular and plural, the verb agrees with the subject closest to it. The verb BE has more forms for conformity with the subject in person and in numbers: I am; Whether he/she is; We/they are; my brother is; My brothers are; I/he/she/it was; we/they were; my brother was; They were my brothers. If one subject is in the singular form and the other subject in the plural form is in such sentences, it is best to place the plural subject last and use the plural form of the verb. For example, neither the teacher nor the students were able to explain it. A composite subject consists of two (or more) subjects linked by conjunctions. 9. In sentences beginning with «there is» or «there,» the subject follows the verb. As «he» is not the subject, the verb corresponds to the following.
8. Names such as scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plural verbs. (There are two parts of these things.) Help Verb – verb have infinitive, do, let someone do something, let pass. I washed my maid`s dishes. If the subject is bound by «and,» use a plural verb. 5. Don`t be misled by a sentence that comes between the subject and the verb. The verb is in agreement with the subject, not with a name or pronoun in the expression. A singular verb is also found with «majority» in some cases, for example with «population.» Key: subject – yellow, bold; Verb – green, highlight some names that end in s/it are plural in form, but singularly in the sense, for example news, mathematics, physics, measles.