Being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct subject-verb chord errors. Basic principle: singular subjects need singular verbs; Plural subjects need plural abdelle. My brother is a nutritionist. My sisters are mathematicians. This sentence refers to the individual efforts of each crew member. The Gregg Reference Manual provides excellent explanations of subject-verb correspondence (section 10:1001). Rule 9. In collective nouns such as group, jury, family, audience, population, the verb can be singular or plural, depending on the intention of the author. Example: the list of items is on the desktop. If you know that the list is the subject, then select is for the verb. sums of money, periods, distance, weight, expressed by rates such as “ten dollars; five thousand” in the subject are treated as singular (as a unit) and adopt a singular verb. The names of sports teams that do not end on “s” will take a plural beak: the Miami Heat have searched, the Connecticut Sun hope that new talent. You can find help with this problem in the plural section.
Correspondence between the subject and the predicate. Difficult cases of correspondence of the subject and the predicate in number. Conformity of possessive pronouns. Consistency of staff pronouns. Sometimes modifiers will find themselves between a subject and its verb, but these modifiers should not confuse the match between the subject and its verb. An indeterminate pronoun in the function of a noun has a number (an est; many are). If the subject is expressed by an indeterminate pronoun in the function of a subject, use the following general principles of subject-verb concordance. Rule 2. Two singular subjects, which are connected by or by or, or, or, or not, neither/nor connected, require a singular verb. In some cases, a singular verb is also found with “the majority of”, for example with “population”. Pronouns are neither singular nor singular and require singular seditions, although they seem, in some way, to relate to two things.
Rule 8. With words that indicate parts – for example. B many, a majority, a few, all — Rule 1, which is indicated earlier in this section, is reversed, and we are led by name. If the noun is singular, use singular verbage. If it is a plural, use a plural code. Article 7. Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if you are considered a unit. Expressions of rupture such as half, part of, a percentage of, a majority of are sometimes singular and sometimes plural, depending on the importance. (The same is true, of course, if everyone, everyone, more, most and some act as subjects.) Sums and products of mathematical processes are expressed in singular and require singular verbs.
The phrase “more than one” (strangely) takes on a singular verb: “More than one student has tried to do so.” For example, she writes every day. Exception: If you use the singular “she”, use plural forms.