15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) 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. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. These words always have the plural form of the verb: these subjects are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. 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: There is a debate about the word “given”! 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. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 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.
“How do you react when someone compliments you?” 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 22.
The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. . “Half of the students come from another country.” 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days.
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. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues.
23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. “Some students won`t make it.” These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in private life.