The rest of this teaching unit examines the problems of agreement that may result from the placement of words in sentences. There are four main problems: prepositional sentences, clauses that start with who, this, or who, sentences that start here or there, and questions. The verb in such constructions is or is obvious. However, the subject does not come BEFORE the verb. Article 3. The verb in either or either, or neither or the sentence is not closest to the name or pronoun. The rest of this teaching unit deals with some more advanced rules for the agreement of technical verbs and with exceptions to the rule of agreement subject-verb of origin Note: Two or more plural subjects related by or (or not) would naturally accept a plural to accept. 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. They do NOT apply to other helping verbs, as they can, must, must, can, want, must.
In these constructs (called explective constructs), the subject follows the verb, but still determines the number of verbs. Composite nouns can act as a composite subject. In some cases, a composite theme poses particular problems for the subject-verb agreement rule (s, -s). On the other hand, if we actually refer to the people in the group, we look at the plural substantive. In this case, we use a plural verb. 10-A. Using one of these is a pluralistic verb. On the other hand, there is an indeterminate pronoun, none that can be singular or plural; It doesn`t matter if you use a singular or a plural adverb, unless something else in the sentence determines its number. (Writers generally do not consider any to be meaningful and choose a plural verb as in “None of the engines work,” but if something else leads us to consider none as one, we want a singular verb, as in “None of the food is fresh.”) Article 2.
Two distinct subjects that are linked by or, or, either by a singular verb. Example: The list of items is on the desktop. If you know that the list is the topic, then choose for the verb.