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Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. These words are irregular plural names (names that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: the subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: these words always have the plural form of the verb: 16. Eight dollars (is, are) the price of a movie these days. 2. Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. „How do you react when someone compliments you?“ 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. „Many houses in this area don`t have garages.“ 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. „Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.“ These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people.

. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 10. Players, as well as the captain, (want, want) win. . . .

5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. . 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is) Andreas the preferred subject. 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor.

23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic . . . 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. Note: in British English, the „family“ and „team“ are often plural. 22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press.

6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. . 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. „40% of people don`t support the new law.“ 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there is (is) only one! . 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the assembly.

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. . „Some students won`t make it.“ „I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office right now.“ 4. The Chief and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 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. „Half of the students come from another country.“