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