During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: “Some students won`t arrive.” Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. . 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. “Half of the students come from another country.” “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 4.
Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. These words are irregular plural names (names that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: To refer to a member of the police, we can say policeman or policeman – or the term neutral policeman from the point of view of the genre. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 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. 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.
5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. These words always have the plural form of the verb: 21. The members of the commission (manage, manage) very different lives in the private sector.
2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see.