Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of the verb in parentheses. These words always take the plural form of the verb: in this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb agreement that confuse many learners. The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: choose the right form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. These words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by adding -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: These words can be singular OR plural depending on what follows! 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. . “Some students are not going to succeed.” 23. All CDs, even scratched, are in this case. There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data is plural (the singular form is “date”). However, in everyday language, people often treat “data” as “information” – as countless nouns that adopt the singular form. Both forms are therefore correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is correct”. To learn more about the “data debate”, click here and here.
. 9. The movie, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch. . 21. The members of the commission (directing, directing) live very differently in private. “In general, men don`t like to buy clothes.” 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season.
8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 7. One of my sisters is on a trip to France. 16. Eight dollars (is, are) today the price of a film. 4. The chief, like his brothers, belongs to the same tribe. . 9. The children and their mothers have disappeared. 10.
The players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is only one!. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 7. The students, accompanied by their teacher, had a picnic. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.” These questions are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. 2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet. “Many of the houses in this neighborhood don`t have a garage.” “Half of the students come from another country.” 6.
Brothers and their sister are good at their studies. . 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this movie….