Exception: If in a sentence or, either/or, neither, the subject is composed, that is, one subject is singular and the other plural, then the verb corresponds to the noun or pronoun closest to it. In the example, a statement of wish, not a fact, is expressed; therefore, what we usually consider a plural verb is used with the subsular singular. 16. Some names are preceded by many, many, many, etc. These nouns take on a singular verb when they refer to quantity or quantity. But they take a plural agreement when they refer to the number: Article 8. Plural nouns in the form, but singular in the sense take the verb in the singular. Examples: Example: Mathematics is an easy subject for some people. Other words in this category are: Economy, Mumps, Measles, Rupees, News, Politics, Statistics, Civic, etc. The indefinite pronoun none can be singular or plural; It often doesn`t matter if you use a singular or a plural, unless something else in the sentence determines its number. If none is considered meaningful and not one, we can choose a plural verb, as in “None of the engines works,” but if something else causes us to consider none as meaning not one, we want a singular verb, as in “None of the foods are out of date.” 1. Number: The basic principle of subject-verb agreement is that singular subjects need singular verbs.

Plural subjects need pluralverben: 2nd person: The rules for the person are as follows: (i) The first person singular or plural takes a singularverb: Rule 5: With words that indicate portions percent, fraction, majority, some, all, etc. Rule 1, which was given earlier, is reversed, and we are guided by the noun after by If the noun after is singular, use a singularverb. If it is a plural, use a plural. The subject and verb must match in number and person. 5. A noun of + plural: If the subject consists of “one of + plural noun”, the singular verb: directions: underline the correct verb in these sentences. 1. Sohna (run, run) at the park every day. 2. Dogs (bark, bark) at strangers. 3.

Tom and Maya (is, are) go to the movies. 4. The game (was, was) exciting. 5. You (worries, worries) too much. 6. You (study, study) every night. 7. Black or white (is, are) your choice. 8.C was amazing. 9.

These (is, are) pretty shoes. 10. The cat or dog (is, are) in the yard. 12. Singular nouns with plural verb: Some nouns that appear to be singular in the form assume a plural verb: Rule 1: If there are two subjects in a sentence, connected by and, the verb is always plural. When we use a singular noun as the subject of a verb, we use a singular verb. Plural nouns assume a plural verb: fill in the gaps with the appropriate verbs according to their subject. a) A dog ………………. a faithful animal. (b) Neither my parents nor my relatives……. present at the party yesterday.

(c) Each of the boys ……. honest. d) The whole class as well as the principal, …. accepted the proposal. e) Neither Rasipa nor Reeta ……. Present. f) His briefcase and wallet …………. Lost. (g) Policy ………………. his bread and butter. (h) The Committee. .

has published its report. (i) Three parts of the business…. went for me to do it. j) Either he or me …………. inadvertently. Answer: a) is b) where c) is/was d) a e) is/are f) a g) is h) a i) is j) in Rule 5. When two subjects are connected by one or the other / not yet, the verb corresponds to the subject closest to it. .