The subject of the verb is “everyone and everyone”, which is singular: the right choice of the verb is therefore “hopes”. The amount of “four years” should be taken here as a whole, as a size, so the verb should be singular. If a subject is composed of nouns that are connected by or by or by the other, the verb corresponds to the last noun. The expression “more than one” adopts a singular verb. The theme of this sentence is “one”, which is of course singular. Don`t be fooled by the prepositional phrase (with its plural “friends”). A subject composed of nouns connected by a plural subject and having a plural meeting, unless the purpose of this subject is singular. Within a year, $5 million was spent to build a new plant and millions more were spent to train future factory workers. $5 million is a certain amount.
Therefore, the verb is singular.) Every year, funds are allocated to medical research. (“Fund”) is a vague term rather than a certain amount. Therefore, the verb is plural.) Politics is one thing in this case, so we need a singular verb. With paired conjunctions like . or not only. But it is also the subject, closer to the verb – in this case the singular “instructor” – that determines whether the verb will be singular or plural. Here is a short list of 10 proposals for the subject-verb agreement. In this case, “economy” means a number of aspects or facts about the financial health of the country, so we need a plural veneer.
When the word “economics” refers to the course or discipline, it is singular. “None” takes a singular if what it refers to is singular, and a plural veneer, if its reference is plural. “Wort” is not an accounting noun (you can`t count “milk” in the first sentence), so the verb must be singular. However, you can count the gallons of milk, so the subject is plural in the second sentence. The “number” is a collective noun, but the elements inside the collective noun, the voters, act separately in this case (we hope so!), so the verb should be plural: “to vote”. “Rice and beans” is a dish, so we need a singular verb to agree. If “everyone” or “each” comes according to the assembled subject, a plural abrament – “hope” – is appropriate. Another trap for writers is the abandonment of strict grammatical concordance towards “fictitious convergence”, that is, the verb corresponds to the notion or idea that the subject is trying to convey, whether singular or plural: The Copyeditor`s Handbook however lists no less than 25 cases that are not so clear, and Garner`s Modern American Usage devotes nearly five columns to the subject. Even the relatively small Grammar Smart devotes five pages to the topic (quiz questions included).
“Cats” The plural and verb agree with this theme, as it is closest to the subject Something that confuses writers is a long and complicated subject. The scribe gets lost in it and forgets what is the name of the head of the phrasing of the subject, leaving the verb to correspond to the following subject: the subject-verb agreement seems simple, doesn`t it? A singular subject adopts a singular verb: the subject here is “The International Club”, which is singular. The modified sentence that comes after “thus” changes the subject, but not as the word “and” would.