Subject-verb contract If you write a sentence, you need to make sure the subject and verb match. If the subject is a single name, or pronoune him, she or her, you need a singular verb. Use a plural verb if the subject is a plural noun, or the pronoun us, you or her. Collective nouns can be used with singular or plural verbs. If the members of the group all act together as one, use a singular verb. If group members act as individuals, use a plural verb. Explanation: `The poet and the singer` suggests the singular; That`s why “is” is right. (If “the” is also used before the singer – the poet and the singer – then the theme becomes plural – otherwise the word poet and singer means the same person – Swanand Kirkire.) Question 9. (i) Mathematics is an interesting subject (ii) mathematics was an interesting subject (iii) mathematics is an interesting subject (iv) mathematics is/were an interesting subject verb comes from the Latin verb, which means a word. It is called that because it is the most important word in a sentence. A verb is a word that is used to affirm something about a person or thing. Have and have the verbs and have been used to say what people own or possess.
They are also used to talk about things that people do or receive, such as diseases. These words are the simple form of the present of the verb to have. 4. The following verbs may be regular or irregular: Question 2. Fill out the sentences below with an appropriate help form. (i) You drive continuously for hours. You are very tired. (a) must b) can (c) Article 8: With words that indicate parts – for example, a quantity, a majority, a few, all — Rule 1, which was given above in this section, is reversed, and we are led by Nov.
If the name is singular, use a singular verb. If it`s plural. We use a plural verb. Examples A. Directions: Use the form of the verb in brackets that correspond in the number to the theme. Example: Rule 7: Use a single verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc. if they are considered a unit. Example Rule 1: A theme will be in front of a sentence beginning with. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-verb-error.
Rule 9: For collective subversives such as the group, the jury, the family, the public, the population, the verb can be singular or plural depending on whether a large part of the audience intends the author. Examples Present Tense A verb must correspond in number and in person to its subject. (a) If the subject is third, no one is singular, most English verbs end in -s or -it, but there are no -s or -it in plural thirds. He goes to school. You go to school. Sita goes to school. Sita and Rama go to school. They`re eating a mango. Ram eats a mango.
15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. Action verbs: Action verbs express certain actions and are used whenever you want to show the action or discuss someone doing something. Transitive verbs: Transitive verbs are action verbs that always express dual activities. These verbs always have direct objects, which means that someone or something receives the action of the verb.