What if one part of the compound subject is singular and the other is plural? Subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: the rest of this class studies the problems of correspondence of subjects that can arise from placing words into sentences. There are four main problems: prepositional sentences, clauses that begin with whom, this or what, sentences that begin here or there, and questions. Have you ever received „subject/verb“, like an error on a paper? This handout will help you understand this common grammar problem. Subjects and verbs must correspond in number (singular or plural). So, if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; If a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural. Of course, group names, like other names, can also be present in plural forms (with an s). In this case, what form of a verb should be used? Should the verb be singular to agree with a word? Or should the verb be plural to agree with the other? So far, we have examined topics that can create confusion in the subject-tilt concordance: composite subjects, subjects of group composition, subjects of singular plural importance, and indeterminate subjects. The subject-verb compliance rules apply to all personnel pronouns except I and U which, although SINGULAR, require plural forms of verbs. The rules of the agreement do not apply to has-haves when used as a second ancillary contract in a couple. On the other hand, if we really refer to the individuals within the group, we consider the plural subnun. In this case, we use a plural bural.
Indeterminate pronouns can pose particular problems when adapting subjects. Composite subjects can act as a composite subject. In some cases, a composite subject poses particular problems for the subject/verb compliance rule (+s, -s). However, the rules of the agreement apply to the following aid obligations when used with a main contract: is-are, was-were, has-have, does-do. That`s why there are three important topic matching rules that should be remembered when a group member is used as a subject: this phrase refers to the individual efforts of each crew member. The Gregg Reference Manual provides excellent explanations of subject-verb correspondence (section 10:1001). „Half of the students come from another country.“ Since they can describe either the individuals in the group (more than one plural) or the group as a single entity (a single singular), these nouns pose particular problems….