10. Topics bound by a plural verb and adopting a plural verb, unless the subjects are considered an element or a unit. In this example, politics is only a theme; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb. 4. For compound subjects bound by or/nor, the verb corresponds to the subject that comes close to it. 20. Words used as words and not as grammatical parts of the sentence require singular verbs. 1. A sentence or clause between the subject and the verb does not change the subject`s number. Subjects and verbs must be among them in numbers (singular or plural) together AGREE. So if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; If a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural. 11. In cases where the subjects are bound by or, again, by .
. . . or, or not . . . also, the verb must agree with the subject closer to it. 4. A verb must correspond to its subject, not its purpose. In last week`s column, I stated that the pronoun « she » and not « she » is the correct form of subject complement in this inverted sentence: « The winners of the contests were (them).
I explained that the rule of operational grammar is that in English, a pronoun that acts as a complementary subject always takes the subjective form, whether the sentence is in its normative or inverted form. 27. A noun rate or a clause that is the subject of a sentence requires a singular verb. In contemporary forms, nouns and verbs form plural in opposite ways: 2. In a reverse sentence beginning with a sentence of preposition, the verb is always in tune with its subject. 25. Some names such as measles, news and calculations that seem plural in form are in fact singularly in number. These words take singular verbs. 1. A verb should correspond to its subject, not to an additional sentence in the sentence, as for example. B of a preposition or verbal expression. Ignore those kinds of phrases.
21. Mathematical expressions of subtraction and division require singular verbs, while expressions of addition or multiplication take either singulars or plural verbs. 12. Use a singular verb with each and many of a singular verb. However, be aware that in English, inverted sentences have a particularity of subject-verb agreement if the predicate is a name sentence and not just a simple name or pronoun.