Rule 4. If a singular subject is qualified by “each”, “each”, “ni” or “soit”, the verb must be in the singular. Examples: (ii) The second person singular or plural takes a singular verb: exception: If the collective noun is not used as a unit, but for different individuals or things, it takes a verb in the plural. Fill in the blanks with the corresponding verbs depending on the object. (a) A dog ………… A faithful animal. (b) Neither my parents nor relatives……. Last night, at the party. (c) Each of the boys ……. In no uncertain terms. (d) The whole class as well as the principal of the school, …. accepted the proposal. (e) Neither Rasipa nor Reeta …….

The present. (f) His briefcase and wallet ………. was lost. (g) Policy …………. his bread and butter. (h) The Commission …. has published its report. (i) Three parts of the activity …. I went to hurt. (j) Either he or me……… Erroneously.

Answer: (a) is (b) where (c) is/war (d) hat (s) is/are (f) have (g) is (h) hat (i) is (j) to choose the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. Rule 9. Collective nouns take the verb in the singular, but if individuals are taken separately, the verb can be in the plural. Examples: If we construct a sentence, the verb and subject must match in number and person. So if the subject of the singular number is the first person, the verb must be of the singular number. If the subject has a plural number, third person, the verb must be plural number. 17. If a singular subject is associated by and in addition to, except, etc., with another noun or pronoun, we use a singular verb. In these sentences are composite names of break and entry and bed & breakfast. Exception 3: If two singular nouns refer to the same person or thing, although they are by and connected, the verb is singular. Here are some rules that govern the conformity of the subject and the verb: A. .

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