Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. These words are irregular plural names (names that are not formed by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of the verb indicated in parentheses. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. These words always take the plural form of the verb: the subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English lessons: in this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 4.
Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. “Some students won`t make it.” 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 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. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press.
These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 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. “Men don`t like to buy clothes.” 7.
Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural.
21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector.