Twenty may seem like many rules for a topic, but you`ll quickly discover that one is related to the other. In the end, everything will make sense. (In the following examples, the concordant subject is bold and the verb is in italics.) 11. Expressions as with, with, including, accompanied by, in addition to or do not change the subject number. If the subject is singular, the verb is also. 19. Titles of books, films, novels and other similar works are treated as singular and adopt a singular verb. Subject-verb concordance is one of the most fundamental parts of English grammar and is often repeated in tests. Checking and practicing the rules mentioned above, as well as a few questions for each, will help you fully understand the subject-verb concordance and avoid many of the most common mistakes that occur in the trial. Undetermined pronouns anyone, everyone, someone, no one, nobody are always singular and therefore require singular verbs. Rule 9. Breaking expressions like half of, 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.“ If prepositional sentences separate subjects from verbs, they have no influence on verbs. 8. If one of the words „everyone“, „everyone“ or „no“ is in front of the subject, the verb is singular. 8. Names such as scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plural obstruction. (These things are done in two parts.) Some names are always singularly and indeterminate. When these subjects become subjects, they always adopt singular verbs. 6. If two subjects are connected by „and“, they usually need a plural form. . . .