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2 Puppies sleep well. The blankets must be washed. Compound themes that are bound by “and” take a plural verb. A subject composed of two or more sub-tants is a composite subject. When the parts are by and connected, the subject is plural, so it takes a plural verb. The goose and duck wade through the pond. Jack, Kara and Sandy play the frog. Subjects with singular substantes who are from or take a singular verb. You or your sister water the plants. Neither the treats nor the cat mentor reassure the cat. Topics with a singular noun and a plural noun that is bound by or by the verb that corresponds to the nearest name. 3 syrup or grapes are good with oatmeal.
Neither the students nor their teacher come to school during a snowstorm. The subjects are not in the change of sentences. If the subject and verb are separated by other words or phrases, make sure the verb matches the subject, not a name in the expression. One of your buttons is missing. Our neighbour who grows tomatoes shares his harvest with us every year. The citizens of Murphy, Texas, are voting today. Don`t be fooled by these phrases. Sentences that are used with, including, accompanied by, in addition or do not change whether a theme is singular or plural. 4 If the subject is singular, the verb should also be. The outfit, including socks, costs 45 $US.
The twins and their little brother are in the shopping cart. Names with a plural form, but with a singular meaning take singular verbs. Names like the United States, citizens, mathematics, measles and the news take individual verbs. Alvin and the Chipmunks is a cute movie. 15 dollars is too much for a movie ticket. Names such as scissors, tweezers, pants, jeans and scissors take plural verbs. These names seem to have a unique meaning, but each of these things consists of two parts. 5 Toris shorts look comfortable. Tim`s glasses make him smarter. Collective nouns usually take individual verbs. A collective noun has a singular form, although it refers to a group of individuals or things.
Examples include the army, the public, the crowd, the group, the team, the committee, the class and the family. These names adopt a singular verb when the group acts as a unit. The herd follows the shepherd.