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