That`s true, unless it`s a part, like “half the cake,” where the verb corresponds to the “of” (see topic convention, part 2) column phrases often use very large topics (which really makes me angry) and long complements (people throwing garbage on the floor) and that`s why the verb can match the subject or complement – which means, in the case of a plural complement, the verb is plural. Dan. And I say that Godzilla is more powerful than King Kong! No one agrees with you! But unlike my friend and I, subjects and verbs, they have to agree. So, here are 3 last points that will help you make sure that your subject and verbs are always in agreement. Cue music! I am happy. You are happy. He is happy! Subjects and verbs match. But what if the subject is a more complicated noun? Dan explains three other ways to deal with a difficult subject-verb match. “What really makes me angry are people throwing garbage on the ground.” “What really makes me angry is the people throwing garbage on the ground.” The most interesting thing I saw last week was the elephant in the theater.
The most interesting thing I saw last week was the elephants in the theater. (Verb is the plural complement) However, once you have referred to someone using “someone”, the pronoun we use to refer to the same person is “she”, which a plural accepts; And that`s because we don`t know if the person is a man or a person. For example: `Mathematics is a difficult subject` (It…)` What does measles do? (That`s…) “Dominoes have been around for almost a thousand years” (He…) If two nouns are connected to “and”, we use a plural verblage. But if the two objects are so often classified together that they are considered a single entity, we use a singular verb. Government is a collective name and represents a group of people, like the police. But unlike the font, which is always plural, the choice of singular or plural depends on whether you consider the noun as a group of individuals (for example. B they debate) or a single unit (for example. B the debate). Other examples are: family, crew, team, audience, jury and committee.
There are many types of nouns and substantive phrases in English, and it can be difficult to know whether a certain noun takes a singular verbage or a plural verbage. Quantities, distances, and periods (etc.) use a singular verb when considered a unit. Expressions “one” use a singular verb. Be careful with portions! The noun `of` dictates the verb. Spoken mathematics can be singular or plural….