The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in teaching English: combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of the verb indicated in parentheses. 15. Mathematics is John`s favourite subject, while civics is Andreas` favourite subject. These questions are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. These words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by adding -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: In this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb concordance that distract many learners. 22. The Prime Minister and his wife warmly welcome the press. Select the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. These words always take the plural form of the verb:.

9. The film, including all previews, lasts about two hours. 4. Either my shoes or your coat is always on the floor. . 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 2. Either my mother or my father comes to meet. 20. The Committee considers these issues carefully. .

5. George and Tamara (not, not) want to see this movie. 7. The students, accompanied by their teacher, had a picnic. . “Many of the houses in this neighborhood don`t have a garage.” 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 4. The chief, like his brothers, belongs to the same tribe. 7.

One of my sisters (is, is) on a trip to France. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 16. Eight dollars is the price of a movie these days. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.” 21. The members of the commission have a very different private life. . “Half of the students come from another country.” 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 6. Brothers and their sister are good at their studies… 10. The players, as well as the captain, want to win.

19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. There is only one left! These words can be singular OR plural depending on what follows! 23. All CDs, including scratched discs, are in this case. 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. . “Some students are not going to succeed.” “In general, men don`t like to buy clothes.” “How do you react when someone compliments you?” To talk about a single member of the police, we can say police officers or police officers – or the term gender-neutral police officer.

. Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural. . . .