A study (single topic) on African countries (single verb) shows that 80% of people (plural subject) of this continent (plural) live below the poverty line. Note: Two or more plural topics that are bound by or not would naturally use a plural verb to accept. Article 4. As a general rule, use a plural verb with two or more subjects when they are by and connected. In the example above, the singular verb is true with the singular young subject. Note: If these expressions are replaced by “and,” the themes are considered plural themes, so the verbs must be plural. Sometimes, however, a preposition expression between the subject and the verb complicates the concordance. Basic principle: singular subjects need singular verbs; Plural subjects need plural verbs. My brother`s a nutritionist. My sisters are mathematicians. There`s a balance sheet problem. Here are the papers you asked for. The rules of the subject verb agreement apply to all personal pronouns, except me and you, which, although SINGULAIRE, require plural forms of verbs.

If the subject is composed of both singular words and plural words that are through or, or, not only, or not only, but also, the verb corresponds to the closest part of the subject. 9. A usually fades with his subject, not with his compliment. EXCEPTION: If a parent element follows a plural name or pronoun, the verb must be singular. 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. You can check the verb by replacing the pronoun for the compound subject. This rule can cause shocks on the road.

For example, if I am one of the two subjects (or more), this could lead to this strange phrase: However, if only one of them precedes, a singular verb is used. If (the head word of) the subject is separated by expressions beginning with words such as. B together, and moreover, ignore these expressions when you determine whether a singular or a plural verb should be used: Rule 5a. Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, as well as, except, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Instead, the subject comes in this kind of sentence AFTER the verb, so you have to search for it AFTER the verb. Anyone who uses a plural verb with a collective noun must be careful to be precise – and also coherent.

This should not be done lightly. Here`s the kind of erroneous phrase we see and hear these days: Although you`re probably already familiar with the basic subject-verb agreement, this chapter begins with a brief review of the basic agreement rules. The nouns, bound by conjunction and in the subject, work as plural subjects and take a plural verb. If your sentence unites a positive subject and a negative subject and is a plural, the other singular, the verb should correspond to the positive subject. Singular subjects take singular verbs and plural plural subjects. So far, we have examined topics that can create confusion of the subject-verb agreement: composite themes, group subjects, singular plural topics of meaning, and unspecified topics. Like prepositionphrase, the who/clause never contains the subject. You will find additional help for the agreement between themes in the Pluriurale section. The number of the motif can be singular and plural.