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