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The New Fowler`s Modern English Usage edited by R.W. Burchfield. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England. 1996. Is used with permission from Oxford University Press. 242. In this sentence, it can be difficult to find the real subject, because there are several preposition phrases that interrupt the subject and the verb. Although there are many nouns, both singular and plural, the real subject, the knot, is singular, so that the singular verb was necessary. You will find additional help for the agreement between themes in the Pluriurale section. 4. For compound subjects bound by or/nor, the verb corresponds to the subject that comes close to it. Expressions of rupture like half, part of, a percentage of, the majority of are sometimes singular and sometimes plural, depending on the meaning. (The same is true, of course, when all, all, more, most and some act as subjects.) The totals and products of mathematical processes are expressed in singular and require singular verbs.

The phrase “more than one” (weirdly) takes on a singular verb: “More than one student has tried to do so.” The example above implies that others, with the exception of Hannah, like to read comics. Therefore, the plural verb is the correct form to use. In short, themes and verbs should always have the appropriate correspondence, whether singular or plural. Article Verb Accord Rule 3. If the word associates two or more names or pronouns, use a plural verb. Here are some other guidelines for agreeing on the topics. In this sentence, character is the singular subject. It is difficult to find the real subject because there is both a preposition and an appositive; However, as the sign is the real singular subject, the verb “is” must also be singular. The first example expresses a wish, not a fact; Therefore, what we usually consider plural is used with the singular. (Technically, this is the singular theme of the object clause in the subjunctive mind: it was Friday.) Usually, it would look awful.

However, in the second example, where a question is formulated, the spirit of subjunctive is true. Note: the subjunctive mind is losing ground in spoken English, but should nevertheless be used in speeches and formal writings. In this sentence, there are two clauses, each with its own subject and verb. The subject and verb of the first sentence are singularly: Ruby Roundhouse knew it. The subject and verb of the second sentence are also singularly: the path and war. However, since there are two clauses with two distinct verbs, we must ensure that there is also an agreement in a tense form. As the verb “knew” is tense in the past, the verb “what” must also be stretched in the past. Example: The list of items is on the desktop. If you know that the list is the topic, then choose for the verb. Article Verb Convention Rule 1. If two individual subjects are bound by words or no single verb, that`s okay. Key: subject – yellow, bold; verb – green, emphasize note: The word dollar is a special case.

When we talk about a money supply, we need a singular verb, but if we refer to the dollars themselves, a plural verb is necessary. 3. Compound themes that are bound by and are always plural. However, adapting the subject and verb can be difficult if the subject`s structure changes. When I read the first sentence, I imagined that a cheque for $5,000 had been given to a bank employee. However, in the second sentence, I imagined that someone was carrying several bags in the bag, each filled with dollar bills.