Subject Verb Agreement Exercise Grade 9

17. If a single subject is bound by a singular subject, as well as, unless it is, etc. with another name or pronoun, we use a singular verb. Article 9. The collective nouns take the verb in the singular, but if individuals are taken separately, the verb may be plural. Examples: Rule 1: If there are two subjects in a sentence, related to and, the verb is always plural. 21. If certain names are considered an entity, they take a singular verb: these themes are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. Rule 4: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by such words, as with, as well as, except, no, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the subject. Ignore them and use a singular verb if the subject is singular. Question 3. Enter a verb in the drafts in accordance with its theme.

(a) No news………………. Good news. (b) The girl and the boy……………… Missing. (c) A third of the city………………. flooded. (d) „The Three Idiots“ ……………. Director: Raju Hirani.

e) Bhagwan Das, the writer, and the poet, ………………. death. (f) saffron, white and green………………. The colours of the Indian flag. g) chicken and cheese……………. My favorite breakfast. (h) the crew………………… Forced to get off the plane. (i) The ship with its crew, ……………

untraceable. j) No one agreed. there………………………. many objections to the proposal. Answer: (a) is (b) have/have (c) is (e) a (f) (g) is (h) was/was (i) was (j) were rule 7: collective nouns like family, couple, staff, public, etc. take a singular verb. Article 12. Phrases such as :`many`, `plenty of`, `most of` are used in the singular if they refer to quantity or quantity, but they take plural verbs if they refer to numbers. For example: Rule 5: With words that indicate percentage, group, majority, some, all, etc. Rule 1, which was given earlier, is reversed, and we are guided by the name to If the noun after is singular, use a singular verb.

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