Rule 2: two distinct topics that are linked by or, either, or by a single verb. Examples If you associate two names with and, with or with, the verb should match the name in front of those words. This means that if the noun that passes before, as well as, with or with the singular, the verb should be singular. If the noun in front of these expressions is plural, the verb should be plural. 9. Seema and Nita both went to school. (Use a pluralistic verb after both… and..) Inserts the correct form of the contemporary form of verbs in spaces in the following sentences: 1. A good dictionary …..
A lot of things. (costs) 2. These five chairs …… A thousand rupees. (costs) 3. Ten kilometers ….. A long walk. (be) 4.
Sita ….. Next to my house. (live) 5. Bread and butter ……. Healthy food. (be) 6. One of these three boys ….. every year in his classroom. (situation) 7.
My kite ….. very high in the sky. (Mouches) 8. You ….. It`s dark. (see) 9. All students of this school ……. English. 10. My lawn ….. very beautiful in the spring. (see) Answers 1.
Cost 2. Cost 3. is 4. lives 5. is 6. stands 7. Steal 8. Look 9. learn 10. Rule 5a: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, as well as, next, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject.
Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Examples have and have the verbs and have used to say what people own or possess. They are also used to talk about things that people do or receive, such as diseases. These words are the simple form of the present of the verb to have. Rule 6: In sentences that start here or there, the real subject follows the verb. Examples Add the correct form of the contemporary form of verbs in parentheses in the following sentences: 1. The new planes …. Very quickly.
(Mouches) 2. The river ….. It`s good in the summer. (see) 3. Mangoes …. Freshness. (see) 4. A friend of mine…. In the same school as me. I read it. 5. The owners of this factory ….
very rich and ….. in big houses. (be, live) 6. Some women …. All aboard….. She`s sick. (Aversion, do) 7. Boys ….. every day at school. (go) 8.
It ……. to see pictures. (how) 9. I….. like him…….. That`s right. (Miracles, do) 10. You….. what………….. This is me. (Knowledge, trouble) Here are the basic rules of the verb-subject agreement.
Question two. Fill out the sentences below with an appropriate help form. (i) You drive continuously for hours. You are very tired. (a) must b) (c) Article 9: For collective subtantives such as group, jury, family, public, population, the verb may be singular or plural depending on whether a large part of the audience intends the writer. Examples 3. The poet and singer is always very punctual. (Here we use a singular verb, because both names refer to the same person.