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