09 Oct Subject Verb Agreement With Of
In the first example, we express a wish, not a fact; This is why the were, which we usually consider a plural verblage, is used with the singular. (Technically, this is the singular subject of the game of objects in the subjunctive atmosphere: it was Friday.) Normally, his upbringing would seem terrible to us. However, in the second example of expressing a question, the conjunctive atmosphere is correct. Note: The subjunctive mind loses ground in spoken English, but should still be used in formal speech and writing. Anyone who uses a plural bural with a collective must be precise – and consistent too. This should not be done recklessly. Here`s the kind of faulty phrase we often see and hear today: you can check the verb by replacing the pronoun they with the compound subject. They do NOT apply to other helping verbs as can, could, should, should, can, could, could, would, would, should. If used in the plural, group names mean MORE THAN ONE GROUP. That is why it uses a plural lease. So far, we have worked with compound subjects whose individual parts are either singular or plural. Compliance rules do not apply to has-haves when used as a second auxiliary in a pair.
NOTE: But sometimes ics nouns can have a plural meaning: we can talk about certain parts of this set. .