Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. These words are irregular plural names (substantials that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: Choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English lessons: in this English lesson, you learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. These words always have the plural form of the verb: . These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win.
4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. “Some students won`t make it.” Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly.
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. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 22.
The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 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. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way.
3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. “Half of the students come from another country.” 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now it is (is, are) there is only one left!.