I agree with Susan. Example 16 should call rules 1 and 3. The subject is singular (with a plural in the amending prepositionalphrase) and requires a singular verb. Good take, Susan. I hadn`t read it all the way, but I came to see if there was a printing option to print this post, to use it at school with my kids next week. When scrolling down, all the comments fell on #16. Had to take a look 🙂 Mark, thanks for the good advice and memories. This page will be a great resource in our Homeschool! The problem with grammar rules, from the point of view of modern linguistics, is that many rules are not absolute. There are many exceptions to the rules, as we can see here. It may be useful to mark compressed lists of rules like these as bookmarks. Subjects and verbs must agree on the number for a sentence to be sensual. Although grammar can be a bit odd from time to time, there are 20 rules of the subject-verbal chord that summarize the subject fairly concisely.

Most concepts of the verb-subject chord are simple, but exceptions to the rules can make it more complicated. While grammar is not as static as is usually believed, there are 20 rules of verbal subject agreement that attempt to objectify some of the English form. Most concepts of subject adaptation are simple, but some aspects of singular and plural use in English grammar are more complicated. You will find other sentences showing the correct match between the subject and the verb in examples of subject-verb chords. You can also download and keep our rule infographic to the top 10 shorter. Therefore, the 20 rules of the agreement on the subject will vary somewhat depending on the dialect. Is it where are they? Leaving or leaving? Whether a verb is singular or plural depends on one of the complex factors. Here`s a list of rules for the subject verb chord (or «Here are some rules ..»): Twenty may seem like a lot of rules for one topic, but you`ll quickly notice that one connection to the other. In the end, everything will make sense. (In the following examples, the consenting subject is large and the verb in italics.) 2. The subordinate clauses that come between the subject and the verb have no influence on their agreement. 4.

Use plural verbs with indeterminate plural pronouns: your example of #4 is defective. In this sentence, many are not an indefinite pronoun; It is an adjective that changes the results of the subject-name. Four quarters of oil were needed to run the car. A sentence, as I would like to speak to all those sitting at the table in standard English, can simply be obtained in South American dialect with the sentence with which I would like to speak y`all. «His staff are gathered,» but «employees are asked to go immediately to the conference room.» (In the first sentence, the emphasis is on the workers` bodies; in the second sentence, the emphasis is on respect for everyone in the workers` bodies.) . 5. Use individual verbs with countless subtantives that follow an indeterminate pronoun: Jacob, who owns sixteen houses, is on his way to becoming a billionaire. 2. Do not use singular or plural verbs that correspond to the subject, not with the addition of the theme: . There`s a balance sheet problem. Here are the papers you asked for.

I agree. Like Susan, I`d score 16 fakes. «I am one» against the preposition of «these eccentrics.» «The cost-effectiveness of the situation is complicated,» but «The economy is a complex subject.» 13. Use singular verbs for plural subjects in form, but singular in importance: Therefore, to go through this, the verb `do` is correct with the precursor (eccentric) of the relative pronoton `who`.