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