Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of the verb in parentheses. These words always take the plural form of the verb: these subjects are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb concordance that baffl many learners. Subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. These words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by adding -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. 9. The movie, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.” To talk about a single member of the police, we can say police officers or police officers – or the term gender-neutral police officer. 2.
Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet. 10. The players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. 7. The students, accompanied by their teacher, had a picnic. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 4. The chief, like his brothers, belongs to the same tribe. . 20.
The committee (debates, debates) examines these issues carefully. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is only one! “Half of the students come from another country.” Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 22. The Prime Minister (greets, greets) with his wife the press cordially. These words can be singular OR plural depending on what follows! “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 21. The members of the commission (directing, directing) live very differently in private.
4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor…