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