These words are irregular plural names (substantial ones that are not made by the addition of -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: 15. Mathematics is John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: these words always take the plural form of the verb: in this English lesson, you learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view. „I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. „Half of the students come from another country.” These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. There is a debate about the word „data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is „date”).
But in common usage, people often treat „data” as „information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form. So both forms are correct: „The data is correct” and „The data is accurate.” To learn more about the „data debate,” click here and here. „Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. „How do you react when someone compliments you?” 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France.
9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly. . 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way.
„Some students won`t make it.” 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. „Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” „40% of people don`t support the new law.” Note: in British English, the „family” and „team” are often plural.