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: 20. The committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 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. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. „Many houses in this area don`t have garages.“ 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor.
„Some students won`t make it.“ „Half of the students come from another country.“ 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. „How do you react when someone compliments you?“ 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 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. 23.
All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. „I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.“ 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. „40% of people don`t support the new law.“ 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days.
These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. Note: in British English, the „family“ and „team“ are often plural. „Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.“