15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in teaching English: these words always take the plural form of the verb: these words are irregular plural nouns (subjects that are not made by the addition of -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: choose 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. 20. The committee (debates, debates) examines these issues carefully. These questions are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. „Half of the students come from another country.” 22. The Prime Minister (greets, greets) with his wife the press cordially. To talk about a single member of the police, we can say police officers or police officers – or the term gender-neutral police officer. „Some students are not going to succeed.” 21. The members of the commission (directing, directing) live very differently in private. 10.
The players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. Note: In British English, „family” and „team” are often plural. „Many of the houses in this neighborhood don`t have a garage.” 9. The movie, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch. 7. One of my sisters is on a trip to France. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag.
Now there is only one! „I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.” 2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet. 23. All CDs, even scratched, are in this case. „In general, men don`t like to buy clothes.” „40% of people don`t support the new law.” 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 16. Eight dollars (is, are) today the price of a film. 5.
George and Tamara (not, not) want to see this movie. „How do you react when someone compliments you?” 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. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. These words can be singular OR plural depending on the following!. . .