Agreement With Verbs And Subjects

If a personal pronoun is used to replace a subject in the subject (me, you, him, she, she, us, you, her) or in the object (me, you, him, she, she, us, you, her), the pronoun should match his name in person, number and gender. Фразы “accompanied by; as well as; in collaboration with; in collaboration with; including”, следующие за подлезащим, не изменяют число подлещщего. Они не принимаются во внимание при выборе формы ед. или мн. числа глагола для согласования с подлежащим. Anyone who uses a plural bural with a collective must be precise – and consistent too. This should not be done recklessly. Here is the kind of erroneous sentence that we often see and hear today: some collective nouns are usually used with a singular verb (the bourgeoisie, the proletariat). Other collective nouns are usually used with plural verblage (police, militia, clergy). 4. In the case of compound subjects related by or nor, the verb corresponds to the subject closest to it.

We will use the standard to underline topics once and verbs twice. The reading public is not satisfied with his latest novel. Rule 7. Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if you are considered a unit. This handout gives you several guidelines that will help your subjects and verbs to agree. The text of this course is offered with additional documents in Chapter 11. 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.

Example: the percentage of employees who reported illness and the number of employees who left their jobs in two years reflect the degree of job satisfaction. Note: In this example, the subject of the sentence is the pair; That is why the verb must correspond to this. (Because scissors are the subject of the preposition, scissors do not affect the number of verbs.) Sometimes nouns take on strange shapes and can make us think that they are plural when they are really singular and vice versa. See the section on plural forms of names and the section on collective names for additional help. Words such as glasses, pants, pliers, and scissors are considered plural (and require plural verbs), unless the pair of sentences precedes them (in this case, the pair of words becomes subject). . . .