Question 3. Specify a verb in spaces based on its subject. (a) No news ….. Good news. (b) The girl and the boy ………….. disappeared. c) One third of the city ………….. flooded. d) “The Three Idiots” …………………….. Director: Raju Hirani. (e) Bhagwan Das, the writer, and the poet, …………….. Death.
(f) Saffron, white and green …………………….. the colours of the Indian flag. (g) Chicken and cheese ….. my favorite breakfast. (h) The crew ……………….. forced to get off the plane. (i) The ship with its crew ………….. incomprehensible.
(j) No one agreed. There………………….. many objections to the proposal. Answer: (a) is (b) have/have (c) what (d) is (e) a (f) are (g) is (h) was/were (i) was (j) were countless names such as furniture, sugar, rice, equipment, etc. are considered singular subjects and are given a singular verb added to them. Article 9 For collective nouns such as group, jury, family, public, population, the verb may be singular or plural, depending on the intention of the author. Subject-verb match: If you are able to find the right subject and verb, you can correct subject-verb match errors. For a sentence to be grammatically correct, the verb must match the subject of the sentence.
Rule 3: Two singular subjects connected by or, either/or, do not require a singular verb. Subject-verb correspondence means that the number and person of the subject must match the verb in a particular sentence. This correspondence of the subject and the verb is called Concorde. There are certain rules for this agreement. Article 8 Plural nouns in form, but singular in meaning, assume the verb in the singular. (`) Examples: Rule 2. Two or more nouns or singular pronouns connected by “and” usually assume a plural verb. Examples: Rule 4: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words such as with, as well as no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the topic.
Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Article 4. As a general rule, use a plural verb with two or more subjects if they are through and connected. But if these nouns are used without “a pair of”, they take a plural verb: we will use the norm of emphasizing subjects once and verbs twice. (ii) The second person singular or plural adopts a singular verb: The last rule for subject-verb correspondence states that nouns such as new, physical, measles, ethical, although plural by their noun, are considered singular when used in a sentence. Direction: Underline the correct verb in these sentences. 1. Sohna (run, run) at the park every day. 2.
Dogs (bark, bark,) at strangers. 3. Tom and Maya (is, are) go to the movies. 4. The game (was, was) exciting. 5. You (worries, worries) too much. 6. You (study, study) every night. 7. Black or white (is, are) your choice. 8.C was amazing.
9. These (is, are) pretty shoes. 10. The cat or dog (is, are) in the yard. 16. Some names are preceded by many, many, many, etc. These nouns take on a singular verb when they refer to a set or quantity. But they take a plural verb when referring to the number: key: subject = yellow, bold; Verb = green, emphasize the basic rule: A singular subject (she, bear, car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural subject takes a plural verb. For example, 18. A singular verb is used with singular pronouns, e.B.
any, either, neither, person, etc. 11. Plural nouns with singular meaning: Nouns that are plural in form but singular in meaning usually assume a singular verb: the word that exists, a contraction from there, leads to bad habits in informal sentences such as There are many people here today, because it is easier to say “there is” than “there is”. Be careful never to use a plural theme. The sixth rule states that words such as each, each, either, neither, and “many a” are followed by a singular verb. Rule 1: If there are two subjects in a sentence that are through and connected, the verb is always in the plural. He/she/Common nouns/proper names + verb (baseform) with s/es at the end + object (optional) 7. Introduction “there”: The verb must correspond to the actual subject following the introductory there.
If the subject is singular, then a singular verb follows. If the actual subject is plural, then “there” is followed by a plural verb: 19. If two or more subjects are related by nor or, the verb is used according to the number of the noun closest to it: choose the correct form of the verbs indicated in parentheses in the following sentences: Rule 1. . .