21. If certain nouns are considered as a single entity, they adopt a singular verb: Rule 11. Nouns such as food, furniture, dishes, stationery, etc., are singular, so the verb must be singular. Examples: If we construct a sentence, the verb and subject must match in number and person. So if the subject of the singular number is the first person, the verb must be of the singular number. If the subject has a plural number, third person, the verb must be plural number. 7. “there”: the verb must correspond to the subject following the introduction. If the subject is singular, a singular verb follows. If the subject itself is plural, “there” is followed by a plural abrament: rule 6.
If the nouns are assembled in form and form a unit, the verb must be singular. Examples: Here are some rules that govern the concordance of the subject and the verb: fill in the gaps with the corresponding verbs in agreement with the subject. (a) A dog ………… A faithful animal. (b) Neither my parents nor relatives……. Last night, at the party. (c) Each of the boys ……. In no uncertain terms. (d) The whole class as well as the principal of the school, ….
accepted the proposal. (e) Neither Rasipa nor Reeta ……. The present. (f) His briefcase and wallet ………. was lost. (g) Policy …………. his bread and butter. (h) The Commission …. has published its report. (i) Three parts of the activity …. I went to hurt.
(j) Either he or me……… Erroneously. Answer: (a) is (b) where (c) is/war (d) hat (s) is/are (f) having (g) is (h) a (i) is (j) rule 2. Two or more singular nouns or pronouns related by “and” usually adopt a plural verblage. Examples: “class” nouns such as food, furniture, clothing, etc., adopt a singular verb: 17. If a singular subject is associated by and in addition to, except, etc., with another subject or pronoun, we use a singular verb. Article 5. If two subjects are connected by either or not yet, the verb corresponds to the subject closest to it. Examples: 11. Plural nouns with singular meaning: nouns that are in the plural form, but the singular in the sense, usually adopt a singular verbage: (ii) The second person singular or plural adopts a singular verbage: rule 3. If two singulars refer to the same person, the verb must be in the singular.
Examples: 19. If two or more subjects are connected by nor or or, the verb is used according to the number of the noun closest to it: rule 4. If a singular subject is qualified by “each”, “each”, “ni” or “soit”, the verb must be in the singular.