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