During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. These words always have the plural form of the verb: 15. Mathematics is John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite 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: these subjects are also singularly, although they speak of a group of people. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 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. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press.
20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 2.
Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 8.
Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 4. The Fuhrer and his brothers belong to the same tribe. “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. “Some students won`t make it.” “40% of people don`t support the new law.” “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France.