Select the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. Subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: in this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb agreement that distract many learners. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. These words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by the addition of -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: these words always take the plural form of the verb: these subjects are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. 16. Eight dollars (is, are) today the price of a film. 9. The movie, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to watch. 10. The players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. “Half of the students come from another country.” “Many of the houses in this neighborhood don`t have a garage.” 20. The committee (debates, debates) has carefully addressed these issues.
These words can be singular OR plural depending on what follows! “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.” 5. George and Tamara (not, not) want to see this movie. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data is plural (the singular form is “date”). However, in everyday language, people often treat “data” as “information” – as countless nouns that adopt the singular form. Both forms are therefore correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is correct”. To learn more about the “data debate”, click here and here.
. “In general, men don`t like to buy clothes.” “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 21. The members of the committee (lead, lead) live very differently in private. 7. One of my sisters is on a trip to France. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (is, are) in this case. 22. The Prime Minister (greets, greets) with his wife the press cordially.
Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural. “Some students are not going to succeed.” “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is only one! To talk about a single member of the police, we can say police officers or police officers – or the term gender-neutral police officer. .. .