These words are irregular plural names (names that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: These words always adopt the plural form of the verb: In this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb agreement that confuse many learners. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: “Some students won`t arrive.” “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” “Half of the students come from another country.” 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues.

“How do you react when someone compliments you?” “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 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. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. . 15.

Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 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. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 2.

Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural.