During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. The verb-subject chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: 8. Man with all birds (live, live) on my way. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. . 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. . 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor.
22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. These words always have the plural form of the verb: 7. One of my sisters (is, be) on a trip to France. . 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 4.
The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. . Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 19.
There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. . 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 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. 6.
The brothers and their sister are good at studying. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. . Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.”