Article 1. A singular subject takes the verb in the singular and a plural subject takes the verb in the plural. Note: All English verbs are plural, we make them s or verb. Examples: (i) Naina walks every day. (ii) Workers are on strike. In these sentences, break and enter and bed and breakfast are composed of names. Exception 3: If two individual names refer to the same person or to one thing, although they are related to the verb, the verb is singular. Rule 7: Collective nouns such as family, couple, staff, public, etc. take a singular verb.
Fill the spaces with the corresponding verbs in accordance with its theme. (a) A dog … A faithful animal. (b) Neither my parents nor my family… Be present at yesterday`s party. (c) Each of the boys …… It`s true. (d) The whole class as well as the principle, … The proposal was approved.
(e) Neither Rasipa nor Reeta … in what set them up (f) His briefcase and his wallet … The Employment Commission was lost. g) political … … his bread and butter. (h) The committee … … publication of his report. (i) Three divisions …
(j) Either him or me……… That`s crazy. Answer: (a) is (b) is (c) is/is/d) is (f) (g) is (j) is rule 3: two separate subjects that are not bound by or, or, either, by a singular verb. Here are some rules that govern the agreement of the subject and the verb: Article 4. If a single subject is qualified by « everyone, » « everyone, » « neither » nor « either, » the verb must be in the singular. Examples: 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (are) Andreas the favorite subject. Instructions: Highlight the correct verb in these sentences.
1. The girl or her sisters (see, watch) television every day. 2. Rohan (no, no) loves sports. 3. His classmates or the boy (studies, studies) before a test. 4. One of the cookies (missing) is missing. 5. A lady with 10 dogs (live, live) in this big house. 6. Mumps is very serious.
7. The committee (decides) the date of the adjournment. 8. Our team (is, are) the best. 9. Everyone (enjoy, enjoy) a good song. 10. Either (is, are) adapted. Rule 4: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, as well as, except, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Rule 1: If there are two subjects in a sentence, linked to and, the verb is always plural.
Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. Article 11. Names such as food, furniture, crockery, stationery, etc. are singular, so the verb must be singular. Examples: Question 3. Enter a verb in the drafts in accordance with its theme. (a) No news…. Good news.
(b) The girl and the boy … Missing. (c) A third of the city … Flooded. (d) « The Three Idiots » …. Director: Raju Hirani. e) Bhagwan Le, the writer, and the poet, …. Death. (f) saffron, white and green …. The colours of the Indian flag.
g) chicken and cheese …. My favorite breakfast. (h) the crew … Forced to get off the plane. (i) The ship with its crew, …