The person is relevant to the agreement in that third-person topics include the last -s on the verb, while the first and second person subjects are not (unless the verb are, were or were, as mentioned above). Breaks such as half and a third can be singularly or plural, depending on the word to which the group refers. They take plural verbs when used as indefinite quantifiers (see Rule 1 above): Similarly, connective verbs (those of proposals, requests and requests) do not mark a verb-subject agreement. Note that subjunctive verbs are only present in dependent substantive clauses, the type that usually begins. 14 Subject/verb chord – “And/Gold/Nor” Practice Write three pairs of sentences (currently tense) (an incorrect version, a correct version) with “and” to link the subjects of a sentence. Write three pairs of sentences (currently in tension) (an incorrect version, a correct version) with “or” or “nor” to link themes of a sentence. However, there have been disagreements over a handful of teams with a unique name, such as the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Colorado Avalanche. Some sports writers use plural verbs to keep the coherence: jazz suddenly collapses. Others think it`s more natural to treat these names as singular: The Heat is a favorite to repeat as NBA champions.
As opinions are divided, we advise you to go with what you think is best. 15 In the sentences that begin, there are or there are, the subject follows the verb. Since the subject does not exist, the verb corresponds to the following. There are a lot of questions. There`s a question. The object and verb agreement — there is a verb-subject agreement — parts with words that give parts — percent, fraction, part, majority, some, none, etc. – Look at the name in your expression (preposition object) to determine whether a singular or plural verb should be used. If the object of the preposition is singular, use a singular verb. If the object of the preposition is plural, use a plural verb.
Examples: 50% of the cake is gone. “Pie” is the subject of the preposition “of.” Fifty percent of the cakes are gone.