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. These words always take the plural form of the verb: 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: these subjects are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. These words are irregular plural names (names that are not formed by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of the verb indicated in parentheses. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. 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. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. 6.
The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. “Half of the students come from another country.” 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 19.
There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! 10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win.