This sentence uses a compound subject (two subject nouns that are assembled or assembled). Each part of the compound subject (Ranger, Camper) is unique. Even if the two words work together as a subject (linked by or), the subject is always singular (Ranger or Camper), because a CHOICE is implied. 4. Remember the indeterminate Pronoun EXCEPTIONS, which is dealt with in section 3.5, p.18: Some, Any, None, All and Most. The number of these subjects is influenced by a prepositionphrase between the subject and the verb. Instead, the subject comes in this kind of sentence AFTER the verb, so you have to search for it AFTER the verb. 5. Don`t be misled by a sentence that comes between the subject and the verb. The verb is in agreement with the subject, not with a name or pronoun in the expression. Sugar is unspeakable; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb.
3. Look for the subject`s real sentence and choose a verb that matches him. 7. Names such as citizens, mathematics, dollars, measles and news require singular verbs. Example: The list of items is on the desktop. If you know that the list is the topic, then choose for the verb. 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. 8.
Names such as scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plural verbs. (There are two parts of these things.) SUBJECT-VERBE RULE #1 Two or more singular (or plural) subjects that are linked by a pluralistic composite subject and act as subjects of plural compound and adopt a plural (singular – singular – plural). Note: The word dollar is a special case. When we talk about a money supply, we need a singular verb, but if we refer to the dollars themselves, a plural verb is necessary. Composite nouns can act as a composite subject. In some cases, a composite theme poses particular problems for the subject-verb agreement rule (s, -s). You can check the verb by replacing the pronoun for the compound subject. Article 6. In sentences that begin here or there, the real subject follows the verb. The ability to find the right topic and verb will help you correct the errors of the subject verb agreement. This rule can cause shocks on the road.
For example, if I am one of two (or more) subjects, this could lead to this strange phrase: in recent years, the SAT`s testing service has not considered any of them to be strictly singular. However, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary of English Usage: “Of course, none is as singular as plural since old English and it still is. The idea that it is unique is a myth of unknown origin that seems to have emerged in the 19th century. If this appears to you as a singular in the context, use a singular verb; If it appears as a plural, use a plural verb.