Two exes. All good students do their homework. Note that the verb has no s! PRACTICE EXERCISE A: Emphasize the correct form of the verb (singular or plural). 1. The student (work, work). 2. It (studies, studies) too. 3. All students (walk, walk) to school. 4.
These images (were, were drawn) by the instructor. 5. Children (want, want) their parents go to school. NOW CHECK YOUR ANSWERS ON THE BACK OF THE PACKAGE. 3. When words or phrases come between the subject and the verb, isolate the subject first, then decide on the correct form of verb. Preposition phrases can be real disruptors, so if you don`t remember how to identify them, stop now and ask for a learning package. 4 1. SUBJECT CONTRACT/VERB PS-16 . 4. Some words, often used as subjects, are always singular. Remember her!! (Everyone, one, either, no one, anyone, everyone, someone, anyone, no one, everything.) E.g.
Everyone wants to make good grades. Some words, which are often used as themes, are always plural. Remember her!! (Several, few, both, many). E.g. Some employees understand the idea of a policy of presence. Some words may be singular or plural depending on how they are used. (some, all, all, most). E.g. Some of the fruit is lazy.
(Some fruits are lazy.) Some of the apples are lazy. 5 (Some apples are lazy). This whole apple is rotten. (The whole apple is lazy). All these apples are lazy. (All apples are lazy). PRACTICE EXERCISE C: Highlight the correct form of the verb. 1. Some of the students (have, have) left the building. 2. Each of their students (is, is) special. 3.
Several in the team (shots, shots) the ball really hard. 4. Everything in the buildings (was, were destroyed). 5. None of the men (strike, hit) his class every day. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS! 5. If the set has compound subjects (more than one subject) that are by and together, the verb is generally plural. Ex. Ellis and John are twins. 6 The beginning of the story was exciting.
6. If the compound subjects are or are still bound by or by or yet, the verb must correspond to the nearest subject. For the ex, either the old men or the young man were responsible for the beautiful music. Neither the teacher nor the students are in class this morning.