Rule 7. Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if you are considered a unit. Rule 3. The verb in an or, or, or, or not, or ni/or sentence corresponds to the noun or pronoun closest to it. In informal writings, none, and both sometimes take on a plural veneer, when these pronouns are followed by a prepositional sentence that begins with. This is especially true for constructions that ask questions: “Did you read the two clowns on the order?” “Do you both take this seriously?” Burchfield calls this “a conflict between fictitious agreement and real agreement.” * Rule 1. A topic will come before a sentence that will begin with. This is a key rule for understanding topics. The word of the is the culprit of many errors, perhaps most of the errors of subject and verb.
Authors, speakers, readers and listeners may ignore the all-too-common error in the following sentence: sugar is unaccounted; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb. 1. If the subject of a sentence is composed of two or more nouns or pronouns that are by and connected, use plural text. Note: The word dollar is a special case. When we talk about a sum of money, we need a singular, but if we refer to the dollars themselves, a plural abrasing is necessary. Rule 2. Two singular subjects, which are connected by or by or, or, or, or not, neither/nor connected, require a singular verb. Sometimes nouns take on strange shapes and can make us think that they are plural when they are really singular and vice versa. See the section on plural forms of names and the section on collective names for additional help. Words like glasses, pants, pliers, and scissors are considered plural (and require plural verbs), unless the pair of sentences is preceded by them (in this case, the pair of words becomes subject). For more information about the subject-verb agreement, see Plural. In forms of preference, nouns and verbs form plurals in an opposite way: 12.
Use a singular verb for each _______ and many ______. In this example, politics is a single theme; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb. If your sentence brings together a positive and negative subject and one is in the plural and the other in the singular, the verb should match the positive subject….