The rules of the agreement do not apply to has-haves when used as a second ancillary contract in a couple. Anyone who uses a plural bural with a collective must be precise – and consistent too. This should not be done recklessly. Here is the kind of faulty sentence that we often see and hear today: Key: subject = yellow, large; Verb = green, underline 3. Composite subjects related by and are always plural. However, there are some guidelines for deciding which form of verb (singular or plural) should be used with one of these nouns as a subject in a sentence. You can check the verb by replacing the pronoun they with the compound subject. The theme of “my presentation” is direction, not play, so the verb should be singular. The subject-verb compliance rules apply to all personnel pronouns except I and U which, although SINGULAR, require plural forms of verbs.

Authors, speakers, readers and hasty listeners could ignore the all too frequent error in the following sentence: Choose the appropriate verb to make the sentences match: rule 7. Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if you are considered a unit. In the example above, laverb singular corresponds to the young singular subject. 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. In this example, the jury acts as a single entity; Therefore, the verb is singular. Remember: Here are/there are constructions, search for the subject for the verb and choose a singular verb (is) or a plural verb to match the subject.