by change are at is. But when I did, I began to wonder why, in this case, it seems that I should not accept the verb with the plural theme? Here are some guidelines to protect your verbs and topics from disputes: 2. A page that is introduced by an expression, as with and in addition not to change the subject-verb relationship. However, the word couple is a collective noun that can pose particular problems for the agreement between thematic verb. With the word couple, it is sometimes necessary to use a plural verb, even if the two people forming the couple act by writing. 8. A sentence or clause that serves as a subject usually adopts a singular verb. Amounts or measurements of time, money, distance, weight usually take individual verbs. These words, called expletatives, move the subject so that it arrives after and not according to the verb. Compare here the boxes with the boxes are here, and there are three trends that concern me with three trends. With phrases introduced by expletives, you do not fall into the increasingly frequent and slapping habit of using singular verbs, regardless of the following. In other words, here are the boxes, not heres the boxes.
Similarly, there are three things, not three things. 7. The verbs correspond to their subjects, regardless of the following. If the subject is or is bound by a name or pronoun and the two disagree, one is singular and the other plural, the verb is consistent with the subject. For example: “The problem is increasing costs,” not “The problem is increasing costs” and “Problems relate to centralization,” not “Problems relate to centralization.” Perhaps the most common problem is when the verb does not immediately follow the subject and we associate the verb with the next word and not with its true subject. In the example above “The network of computers are connected by the wireless connection “, the subject is the network, not the computer, so the verb should not be. To avoid errors in the subject verb agreement, keep an eye on the price: the subject. 5. With a compound subject that is either by .
. . or, and not either. . nor does the verb correspond to the part of the subject that is closer. 6. The sentence that takes the singular verb number; the phrase takes a number of plural, as in “The number of errors in this report is alarming” and “A number of our customers have complained.” 3. The sentences of both take a singular verb, as in “One of you tells the truth” and “One of the editors wants a redesign.” You also know that it “your reader, like your boss, wants, do not want to do it properly,” because a page introduced by a sentence as more or not a single topic in a pluralistic theme. Key: subject – yellow, bold; Word – green, highlights 5.