15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: 22. The Prime Minister, with his wife, cordially greets the press. These words always take the plural form of the verb: In this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way.
These words are irregular plural names (substantial ones that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: « Half of the students come from another country. » 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. « Many houses in this area don`t have garages. » « 40% of people don`t support the new law. » These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 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. 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. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector.
23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 4. The Fuhrer and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. « How do you react when someone compliments you? » « I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office. » 6.
The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 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.