8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. These words are irregular plural names (substantials that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: Choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: these subjects are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. These words always have the plural form of the verb: 15. Mathematics is John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. 7.
One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. “Some students won`t make it.” 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. . “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 9. The children and their mothers are missing.
“Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 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. 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 19.
There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 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. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 20.
The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. “Half of the students come from another country.” 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see.