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