Statement *: If singular subjects are connected by `or`, `ni ……. nor” and “either….. or`, they are followed by a singular verb. The ninth rule of the consecration of subjects states that if distances, weights, or quantities represent a fixed unit or size, they are treated as singular and the folded verb is also singular. The twelfth rule is that nouns such as amends, archives, compasses, glasses, trousers are always considered plural, and that the co-folded verb is also plural. But when used with “a couple of”, they are considered singular. Then the attached verb form also becomes singular. 11. Plural nouns with singular meaning: Nouns that are plural, but the singular in the sense, normally adopt a singular verbage: 9. Distances, weights, etc.: For distances, weight, height or sums of money, we use a singular verb, even if the subject is plural: this rule says that sentences like many, many, some of them are considered singular when they relate to quantity or quantity, but are considered plural when they relate to number, so that the verb to be added is chosen accordingly. Now complete the sentence: For these nouns, we use a singular verb. 19.
If two or more subjects are connected by nor or connected, the verb is used according to the number of the noun closest to them: Question 8. Fill in the gaps with the correct verb form: (a) The majority of candidates …………….. Girls. (b) Neither of these two boys……….. Well marked. (c) A pair of shoes…….. Stolen. (d) The quality of these apples ……….. It`s not good. (e) A black and white cow……..
Pastures outside. (f) A black and white cow…………….. Pastures outside. Answer: (a) are (b) hat (c) hat (d) is (s) is (f) the subject and the verb must match. If the subject is singular, the verb should also be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural. The verb corresponds to the subject in number and person. The last rule for the subject-verb agreement states that nouns such as actuality, physics, measles, ethics are certainly in the plural, but are considered singular when used in a sentence. . . .