Money sum, periods, distance, weights expressed by phrases such as “ten dollars; Five thousand” in the subject are treated as singular (as a unit) and take a singular verb. In this example, the jury acts as an entity; Therefore, the verb is singular. Sometimes modifiers come between a subject and its verb, but these modifiers should not confuse the match between the subject and his verb. After some style manuals, the verb in the plural form is also correct in such cases. For example, there is a book, a newspaper and two magazines on the table. Key: subject – yellow, bold; Word – green, emphasizes the verb BE has more forms for conformity with the subject in person and in numbers: I am; Whether he/she is; We/they are; my brother is; My brothers are; I/he/she/it was; we/they were; my brother was; They were my brothers. We will use the standard to highlight themes once and verbs twice. 4. For compound subjects bound by or/nor, the verb corresponds to the subject that comes close to it.
10-A. Using one of these is a pluralistic verb. The rule of thumb. A singular subject (she, Bill, auto) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural subject takes on a plural verb. Pronouns are neither singular nor singular and require singular verbs, even if they seem, in a certain sense, to refer to two things. The names of countries, organizations, companies that end up in the plural are ssinguliers and require a singular verb. Expressions of rupture like half, part of, a percentage of, the majority of are sometimes singular and sometimes plural, depending on the meaning. (The same is true, of course, when all, all, more, most and some act as subjects.) The totals and products of mathematical processes are expressed in singular and require singular verbs. The phrase “more than one” (weirdly) takes on a singular verb: “More than one student has tried to do so.” Sentences (7) and (8) may appear to be false because there are two parents and two boys, but the subject is still considered unique for the purposes of the agreement. The example (9) is indeed surprising – there are obviously many scientists trying to find a cure for HIV, but the verb is always unique.