Although you are probably already familiar with the basic thematic-verbal agreements, this chapter begins with a quick review of the basic agreement rules. Example: The list of items is on the desktop. If you know that the list is the topic, then choose for the verb. If we refer to the group as a whole and therefore to a unity, we consider the nominus singular. In this case, we use a singular verb. Be aware: phrases like „plus,” „so” and „with” don`t mean the same thing as „and.” If these phrases are inserted between the subject and the verb, they do not change the subject`s number. 12. Use a singular verb with each and many of a singular verb. SUBJECT-VERBE RULE #2 Two or more singular subjects that are linked by or (or not) as a single compound subject and therefore use a single verb to accept. Article 6.
In sentences that begin here or there, the real subject follows the verb. Anyone who uses a plural verb with a collective noun must be careful to be precise – and also coherent. This should not be done lightly. The following is the kind of erroneous phrase that we see these days and that we hear a lot: if the subject follows the verb (especially in sentences beginning with the expletives „there is” or „there is”), special care is needed to determine the subject and ensure that the verb corresponds to it. The example above implies that others, with the exception of Hannah, like to read comics. Therefore, the plural verb is the correct form to use. Unique themes related to „or,” „nor,” „either . .
. . or „neither . . . still” take a singular verb. 11. Expressions such as .B. with, including, accompanied by, add or not change the number of theme. If the subject is singular, the verb is also. Article 5 bis.
Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, as well as, except, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. This rule can cause shocks on the road. For example, if I am one of the two subjects (or more), this could lead to this strange phrase: the car is the single subject. What is the singular verb helping that corresponds to the car? However, if we are not careful, we can wrongly describe drivers as subject, because it is closer to the verb than the car. If we choose the plural noun, Horseman, we wrongly choose the plural verb. However, there are several cases where the facts are more complicated. Otherwise, a verb-subject contract would not be as important a topic for people who write in English. Some of the most complex cases are now listed and presented in an exemplary manner and, in some cases, briefly debated. As in this example, the subject, the book, is singular, the verb must also be singular.
4. For compound subjects bound by or/nor, the verb corresponds to the subject that comes close to it.