During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: . 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is “date”). But in common usage, people often treat “data” as “information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form.
So both forms are correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is accurate.” To learn more about the “data debate,” click here and here. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. 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.
15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. These words always have the plural form of the verb: 23. All CDs, including the striped, (are) in this case. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. These words are irregular plural names (substantial ones that are not made by adding -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: “Half of the students come from another country.” “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days.
“How do you react when someone compliments you?” 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. “Some students won`t make it.” 22.
The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.”