In these constructions (called expansionist constructions), the subject follows the verb, but always determines the number of the verb. 4. In the case of compound subjects related by or nor, the verb corresponds to the subject that is closer to it. Subjects and verbs must correspond in number (singular or plural). So, if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; If a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural. Rule 2. Two singular subjects, which are connected by or by or, or, or, or not, neither/nor connected, require a singular verb. Expressions of rupture such as half, part of, a percentage of, a majority of are sometimes singular and sometimes plural, depending on the importance. (The same is true, of course, if everyone, everyone, more, most and some act as subjects.) Sums and products of mathematical processes are expressed in singular and require singular verbs. 1. Subjects and verbs must match in number. It is the rule of the cornerstone that constitutes the background of the concept. RULE1: The subject and verb must correspond in number: both must be singular, or both must be plural.

Example: The car belongs to my brother. (SINGULAR) They also play football. (PLURAL) Anyone who uses a plural bural with a collective must be precise – and consistent too. This should not be done recklessly. Here`s the kind of flawed phrase we often see and hear these days: A certain number of + nouns is a plural meeting, and it takes a plural verblage…