The subject-verb chord is one of the first things we learn in English: these words always take the plural form of the verb: these subjects are also singularly, although they speak of a group of people. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. These words are irregular plural names (names that are not formed by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of the verb indicated in parentheses. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case.
5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. “Some students won`t make it.” “How do you react when someone compliments you?” To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 4.
Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 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. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 9.
The children and their mothers are missing. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. “Half of the students come from another country.”