Subject Verb Agreement Rules Collective Nouns Examples

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This rule can cause shocks on the road. For example, if I`m one of two subjects (or more), it could lead to this strange phrase: the key word in your penultimate sentence is “rather.” You can read our latest blog on this topic: Rules and Settings. I ask because, although “man” is plural, “one of the men” indicates a singular object that would require the use of a singular verb. The word population is a collective noun which, according to the author`s intention, can take either a singular verb or a plural verb. The name of the people is plural. Therefore, they are correct in your second sentence. 2. The Mock Trial team was satisfied with their interventions before the judge. The singular verb was and pronoun it is used when the author intends to convey that the team members were generally all satisfied with the presentations. OR The fictitious trial team was satisfied with his intervention before the judge. The pluralistic verb and pronoun it is used when the writer intends to convey that there are some disagreements within the team, but overall they were satisfied with the presentations.

The word people is a plural name. Therefore, plural love is used. Our article When to Add s to a Verb provides more information on how to choose the right verb form. Yes, furniture is a mass name. It is considered singular and requires a singular verb. The sentence you quoted is deliberately intended to illustrate how Rule 14 works. Here too, Rule 14 states: “Sometimes the pronoun, object or object of a verb is in the middle of the sentence. The pronouns that, and the singular or plural according to the noun, become right in front of them. So if this name is singular, use a singular verb. If it`s plural, use a plural verb. Since the one in the middle of the sentence, in front of the noun, which is plural, we use the plural do. You don`t need to consider the word one in the sentence. To complete the sentence above, I am considering employing a lawyer rather than lawyers.

I am here in loss because I cannot say whether the subject should be singular or plural, because there is no other indication of the form of the name in the sentence. Their sentence is heavy and should be recast. Like 50 percent of two in one, the sentence is simpler: “One of the two mangoes is corrupted.” (The theme of the sentence is “One,” which is unique. So use the singular verb “is.”) If a singular and a plural noun or pronoun (subjects) are bound by or nor, the verb should correspond to the subject close to the verb. A large proportion of the people with this disease have been reported. Sugar is unspeakable; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb.

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