The word there, a contraction of that, leads to bad habits in informal sentences as there are many people here today, because it is easier to say “there is” than “there is.” In these sentences, break and enter and bed and breakfast are composed of names. The ability to find the right topic and verb will help you correct the errors of the subject verb agreement. If possible, it is best to rephrase these grammatically correct but clumsy sentences. Joe should not follow, was not, since Joe is unique? But Joe isn`t really there, so let`s say that wasn`t the case. The sentence shows the subjunctive mind used to express things that are hypothetical, desirable, imaginary or objectively contradictory. The connective subjunctive mind pairs individual subjects with what we usually consider plural verbs. Authors, speakers, readers and listeners may regret the all-too-frequent error in the following sentence: Rewriting these sentences is recommended whenever possible. The previous sentence would be even better than: 1. Which of the following is an example of accidental plagiarism? A.
Submit a document written by a friend. B. Copy information from a source and identify it as your own C. Summary of information without including a source credit D. Forget to record a text quote for information 2. Which of the following sentences uses the subject-verb contract correctly? a. Computers made our work easier. B. These two girls in the front row are best friends. C.
The dogs in our yard growl late at night. D. Tennis balls roll in the parking lot. 3. I had to tear my brain and the depths of my resources reverse the harmful consequences of my previous vice. Which of the following homophones should be used to correct the above sentence? A. Fowl B. Plumb C.
Rack D Vise I think 1) A, 2)B, 3)D If you use a plural verb with a collective noun, you must make sure to be precise – and also consistent. This should not be done lightly. The following is the kind of wrong phrase you see and hear these days: Rule 10. The word has been replaced by phrases expressing a wish or contrary to the fact: Rule 1. A theme will be in front of a sentence that will begin. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-word errors. Article 7. In sentences that begin here or there, the real subject follows the verb. The first example expresses a wish, not a fact; Therefore, what we usually consider to be a plural is used with the singular material I. Example: The list of items is/are on the desktop. If you know that the list is the topic, then choose for the verb.
That`s right: A bouquet of yellow roses ready . . . (the bouquet ready, does not lend roses) Article 8. Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if they are considered a unit. Article 9. Some collective nouns, such as family, couple, staff, public, etc., may accept either a singular or a plural verb, depending on the use of the phrase.