During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English: these words can be singular or plural, depending on what follows them! Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 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. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case.
„40% of people don`t support the new law.“ These words are irregular plural names (substantial ones that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: 16. Eight dollars (is, are) the price of a movie these days. 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. „Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.“ „How do you react when someone compliments you?“ 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme.
„I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.“ 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! Note: in British English, the „family“ and „team“ are often plural. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library.
2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. „Half of the students come from another country.“ 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. „Many houses in this area don`t have garages.“ 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.
2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. These words always have the plural form of the verb: . 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. „Some students won`t make it.“ These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying.