The verb-subject chord means that the number and person of the subject must match the verb in a given sentence. This concordance of the subject and the verb is called Concord. There are certain rules for this agreement. The tenth rule is that collective nouns such as `group`, `herd`, `team` etc. are considered singular when taken as a body, and the verb attached to them is also singular, but if the members of the group are considered individually, they are considered plural and the attached verb is also plural. 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. Question 8. Fill the spaces with the correct form of the verb: (a) The majority of candidates……………… Girls. (b) None of these two boys………………. well-rated.
(c) A pair of shoes………………. They were stolen. d) The quality of these apples……………… It`s not good. e) A black and white cow……………… Pastures outside. f) A black cow and a white cow……………. Pastures outside. Answer: (a) are (b) a (c) a (d) est (f) are 7. Introduction `there`: The verb must match the actual subject that follows the introduction there. If the subject is singular, then a singular verb will follow. If the subject itself is plural, “it” is followed by a plural verb: the fourth rule states that if a subject is composed of two or more subtantifs, bound by “and,” the verb to be added should be plural.
But if two of them connect to a name composed of one thing, the given verb remains singular. (ii) The second singular or plural person takes a singular verb: 20. A collective noun such as the jury, committee, family, etc. takes a singular verb when it is considered an entity. But when they are considered individuals, they take a plural verb: when we construct a sentence, its verb and subject must correspond in number and in person. Thus, if the subject is singular number, the first person, the verb must be singular number. If the subject has the plural number, the third person, the verb must be plural number.