These words always take the plural form of the verb: The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in teaching English: these words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by adding -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: these subjects are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. Select the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb concordance that baffl many learners. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. 10. The players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is only one! 4.
Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. „Half of the students come from another country.“ 21. The members of the commission (directing, directing) live very differently in private. There is a debate about the word „data“! Technically, the data is plural (the singular form is „date“). However, in everyday language, people often treat „data“ as „information“ – as countless nouns that adopt the singular form. Both forms are therefore correct: „The data is correct“ and „The data is correct“. To learn more about the „data debate“, click here and here. Note: In British English, „family“ and „team“ are often plural. „I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.“ 20. The committee (debates, debates) is carefully considering these issues. .