Received an award. (d) Four weeks …………….. A good holiday. (e) My father………….. Do not read like comics. (f) He goes away as if he…….. Lame. Answer:a) is (b) were (c) has (d) is (e) does (f) were 13. Collective nouns such as group, quantity, herd, regiment, etc., are usually followed by a singular verb: a verb must correspond to its number and person. In other words, the verb of a sentence corresponds to the number and person of the subject of that sentence. Proximity errors Often, the “verb” is brought to correspond in number to a norm near it instead of its subject.
It`s a mistake. This common error is called a proximity error. Avoid it. The verb must correspond to its subject. 15. Some nouns, which appear to be plural in form when a couple is preceded by them, adopt a singulated verb, for example.B. Shoes, scissors, trousers, etc. 6. Long subject: If a clause or a long group of words is the subject, we must ensure that the verb corresponds to the subject: 12. Singular Nouns with plural verb: some nouns that seem to be sularized accept a plural verb: 19.
If two or more subjects are related by nor or or, the verb is used according to the number of the subject closest to it: 10. Plural noun: The title of a book, the name of a house or hotel in the plural takes a singular verb: the fifth rule is that, if two subjects are by “thus”, “with”, “in addition to”, “and not” the attached verb is chosen according to the first subject. . . .