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