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