In contemporary form, nouns and verbs form plural in opposite ways: substantive ADD to s to singular form; Be REMOVE verb the s of the singular form. Article 8. With words that give pieces – z.B a lot, a majority, some, all — that were given above in this section, Rule 1 is reversed, and we are directed after the no bite after that of. If the name is singular, use a singular verb. If it`s plural, use a plural verb. You will find additional help for the agreement between themes in the Pluriurale section. 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. Although these names appear as plural because they end up in s, they actually refer only to one thing that consists of smaller and innumerable pieces. They are therefore considered unique.
However, if the subject is plural, the verb must be plural. 3. Compound themes that are bound by and are always plural. RULE5: Subjects related to "and" are plural. Subjects related to "or" or "Nor" take a verb that corresponds to the last subject. For example, Bob and George are leaving. Neither Bob nor George go. Although each part of the composite subject is singular (Ranger and Camper), together (linked by and), each part of a plural structure and must therefore take a plural verb (see) to accept in the sentence. Thus, there are three main rules of agreement on the subjects that should be remembered when a group subjective is used as a subject: in the present time, nouns and verbs form pluralists in the opposite way: Rule 7.
Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if they are considered a unit. 7. Names such as citizens, mathematics, dollars, measles and news require singular verbs. Some undefined pronouns like everyone else, some are singular or plural depending on what they relate to. (Is the thing referred to referred to or not referred to?) Be careful when selecting a verb to accompany these pronouns. However, the plural verb is used when the focus is on the individuals in the group. It`s much rarer. 4. Remember the indeterminate Pronoun EXCEPTIONS, which is dealt with in section 3.5, p.18: Some, Any, None, All and Most.
The number of these subjects is influenced by a prepositionphrase between the subject and the verb. In the example above, the singular verb is true with the singular young subject. Sugar is unspeakable; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb. Sometimes names take strange forms and can fool us to think that they are plural if they are truly singular and vice versa. You`ll find more help in the section on plural forms of nouns and in the section on collective nouns. Words such as glasses, pants, pliers and scissors are considered plural (and require plural verbs), unless they are followed by the pair of sentences (in this case, the pair of words becomes subject). Subjects and verbs must be among them in numbers (singular or plural) together AGREE. So if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; If a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural. The word there, a contraction of that, leads to bad habits in informal sentences as there are many people here today, because it is easier to say "there is" than "there is." Note the difference in the sense and therefore in the chosen verb (singular or plural) between the two uses of the noun ics, statistics.