c. “Either,” “neither,” “anyone,” “everything” must be followed by a singular verb. He asked me, for example, if any of the candidates were fit. Neither man was very strong. Each of these varieties is found in England. Every one of you is a traitor. Correct errors in the subject verb chord in the following sentences d. If a plural noun refers to a quantity or quantity as a whole, the verb is generally singular. For example, each speaker is allowed 15 minutes. Ten kilometres is a long walk. A. Two or more individual nouns or pronouns bound by “and” require a plural verb.
For example, he and I played. Are your father and mother home? But if the names offer an idea or refer to the same person or the same thing, the verb is singular. For example, time and tide are not waiting for anyone. Honor and glory are his reward. Each, each, none, and one of these singular names and verbs will be followed. This is one of the basic rules of the English language that the verb must correspond with its subject in numbers and in person. The following points must be taken into account when framing a sentence. 1.
The rector, his collaborators and his students were present. 3. That night, we all ————— — fever. B. Two or more individual subjects related to “or” or “nor” require a singular verb. For example, either the thief or the police reached the house first. Neither praise nor guilt seems to affect him. E. Words related to a singular subject by `with`, `so` etc. take on a singular verb.
For example, the ship and its crew were lost. Sanskrit, as well as Persian, was taught there to fill the drafts with a verb in accordance with its theme. In each of the following sentences comes a verb that agrees with the theme. 8. The three musketeers ———— – written by Dumas. 2. The jury —————- a mixed opinion. All the boys were getting a present. Each student passed the exam. Neither John nor Peter were present. Collective nouns such as the jury, committee, army, etc. are followed by individual subtantifs when the reference to the whole group is.
This results in plural substitutions when references are made to individual members of the group. 7. The famous magician and juggler —————— too uncomfortable to perform. 9. Each of the suspects ————— arrested. 3. A good man and useful citizen dead. 6. The accountant and the cashier ————— on leave. . 4.
Neither he nor his friends broke the window. . Comparisons: the jury announced its decision. (The reference refers to the whole group) The jury is divided on his point of view. (This is a reference to each member of the group. 10. Neither his father nor his mother ————— alive today. 11.
There —————- a lot of objections to the plan. 12. The cow and horse ————- on the grass. 1. to 2. are 3. was 4. has 5. is 6. has 7. was 8. is 9.
is 10. is 11. 12. 4. Either of these guys —————- stolen my watch.