Subjects and verbs must be among them in numbers (singular or plural) together AGREE. So if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; If a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural. The rest of this teaching unit examines the problems of agreement that may result from the placement of words in sentences. There are four main problems: prepositional sentences, clauses that start with who, this, or who, sentences that start here or there, and questions. Sometimes, however, a preposition expression between the subject and the verb complicates the concordance. SUBJECT-VERBE RULE #2 Two or more singular subjects that are linked by or (or not) as a single compound subject and therefore use a single verb to accept. However, the rules of agreement apply to the following helping verbs when used with a main protocol: is-are, were-were, has-have, do-do-do. Composite nouns can act as a composite subject. In some cases, a composite theme poses particular problems for the subject-verb agreement rule (s, -s). As subjects, the following indefinite pronouns adopt singular ALWAYS verbs. Look closely. 2.
Be vigilant for prepositioning sentences placed between the subject and the verb, and immediately identify the noun in the sentence as the object of a preposition: A preposition object can NEVER be a subject. This composite subject therefore requires a singular verb to accept it. A third group of indeterminate pronouns takes either a singular or plural verb, depending on the pronouns that have meaning in the sentence. Look closely. Remember: there are constructions here, look for the subject AFTER the verb and choose a singular or plural verb to agree with the subject. So far, we have worked with compound subjects whose elements are either singular or plural. This sentence uses a compound subject (two subject nouns that are bound by or to each other). Each part of the compound subject (Ranger, Camper) is unique. Even if the two words work together as a subject (linked by or), the subject is always singular (Ranger or Camper), because a CHOICE is implied. NOTE: From time to time, however, ics names may have a pluralistic meaning: we can talk about certain parts of this whole. In this case, we apply the same rule as for group members when we look at each member of the group (see section 3.3): We use a pluralistic verb.
3. Look for the subject`s real sentence and choose a verb that matches him. You can check the verb by replacing the pronoun for the compound subject. In contemporary form, nouns and verbs form plural in opposite ways: substantive ADD to s to singular form; Be REMOVE verb the s of the singular form. 4. Remember the indeterminate Pronoun EXCEPTIONS, which is dealt with in section 3.5, p.18: Some, Any, None, All and Most. The number of these subjects is influenced by a prepositionphrase between the subject and the verb. Thus, there are three main rules of agreement on the subject that must be remembered when a group noun is used as a subject: the rules of the subject-verb agreement apply to all personal pronouns except me and to you, which, although SINGULAIRE, require plural forms of verbs. The rules of agreement do not apply to assets when they are used as a useful second verb in a couple.
Note: Two or more plural topics that are bound by or not would naturally use a plural verb to accept. So far, we have examined topics that can create confusion of the subject-verb agreement: composite themes, group subjects, singular plural topics of meaning, and unspecified topics.