These words are irregular plural names (substantials that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: These themes are also singulic, although they speak of a group of people. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. These words always have the plural form of the verb: 15. Mathematics is John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is “date”). But in common usage, people often treat “data” as “information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form. So both forms are correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is accurate.” To learn more about the “data debate,” click here and here.
“40% of people don`t support the new law.” 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view. “Some students won`t make it.” 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. “Half of the students come from another country.” 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly.
10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see.
4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. . “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 8. The man with all the birds (live, live) on my way.