4. For compound subjects bound by or/nor, the verb corresponds to the subject that comes close to it. 1) He runs 4 km a day. (singular theme; Singular verb) Article 1st. A theme will be in front of a sentence that will begin. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-word errors. Writers, lecturers, readers and listeners may regret the all-too-frequent error in the following sentence: the two places where themes and verbs most often coincide are numerous and tense. If the subject is plural, then the verb must also be plural.

Similarly, if the subject is plural, then the verb must also be plural. It sounds like a no-brain, but things can get complicated when you talk about money, time, collective names, indeterminate pronouns, and interruption phrases. On the other hand, this second sentence refers to the dollar itself, so that it rather requires a pluralistic verb: terms that describe a proportion of something are usually followed by « of » (like most of). First look at the name you describe to determine if it is singular or plural, then adjust it to the verb. A number of nobiss is a plural subject, and it takes a plural verb. The number of nobiss is a singular subject, and it takes on a singular verb. Most errors when tuning theme verbs can be detected and corrected if you spend some time editing your writing with that focus. If the `and` conjunction is replaced by/together with/accompanied by/and, the verb has no effect on the later part of these expressions. The words before these expressions are the themes. If you refer to a certain number or quantity of something, the verb corresponds to the name and not to the number. Joe should not follow, was not, since Joe is unique? But Joe isn`t really there, so let`s say that wasn`t the case.

The sentence shows the subjunctive mind used to express things that are hypothetical, desirable, imaginary or objectively contradictory. The connective subjunctive mind pairs individual subjects with what we usually consider plural verbs. The first example expresses a wish, not a fact; Therefore, what we usually consider plural is used with the singular. (Technically, this is the singular theme of the object clause in the subjunctive mind: it was Friday.) Usually, it would look awful. However, in the second example, where a question is formulated, the spirit of subjunctive is true.

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