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