The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English lessons: in this English lesson, you learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. «Many houses in this area don`t have garages.» Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 2.
Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. These words always have the plural form of the verb: «Men generally do not like to buy clothes.» These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 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. 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. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor.
15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. «I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.» 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. «Some students won`t make it.» 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 4.
The Fuhrer and his brothers belong to the same tribe. Note that in British English, «family» and «team» are often plural. «40% of people don`t support the new law.» «How do you react when someone compliments you?» 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. 9. The children and their mothers are missing.
These words are irregular plural names (substantial ones that are not made by adding -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: «Half of the students come from another country.» 21.