Tag: subject-verb-agreement

49 In the sentence: "Drinking and driving IS dangerous", why does the verb "to be" need to be singular? 2017-12-27T17:13:12.190

44 IS or ARE? "The only thing that I want you to hit right now IS/ARE the books" 2014-07-14T20:30:20.427

29 “file doesn’t exist” or “file doesn’t exists” 2014-05-21T21:34:08.137

28 Which is the correct question ("Who has" vs "Who have")? 2014-08-01T06:33:02.673

26 Why should "are" be used here instead of "is"? 2017-07-30T21:27:02.630

24 Plurality of verb depending on plurality of list elements 2013-11-07T13:42:55.443

24 "None of the kids were hungry" Or "None of the kids was hungry" 2017-02-12T07:28:17.760

20 "There IS/ARE rice, meat and tomatoes on my plate" 2015-09-16T19:29:00.263

19 Which way: One and one ARE two? One and one IS two? 2014-05-05T18:37:49.457

17 "Hope this help" or "Hope this helps"? 2015-02-18T13:26:36.893

16 How can I explain to a non-native why the plural of a noun isn't used adjectivally? 2016-03-26T12:15:53.917

15 “From one gift come many”: Why not “comes”? 2014-12-18T10:26:56.113

15 If "Olympics" is singular, why does it use "were"? 2018-08-09T00:14:57.167

13 There has been vs. There have been 2014-03-30T04:56:52.210

12 "Gave me one of the recipes that were/was"? 2013-05-13T00:41:17.670

12 Is or Are with OR? 2014-01-23T23:29:45.943

12 Do the brave deserve the fair? 2014-04-10T14:25:12.010

12 Is the phrase "Every man, every woman, and every child" singular or plural? 2014-12-08T07:24:09.943

11 Can we use "there is" for plural nouns? 2014-08-11T07:32:45.113

11 "They each tells a story." 2015-03-31T14:28:01.950

11 All he had WAS/WERE bruises and cuts 2016-09-04T09:25:47.550

11 Is this sentence correct? "A lot of sugar have been added to the milk." 2017-02-14T17:38:50.213

11 "One fifth of the population is children" or "are children" 2017-03-27T16:33:03.280

10 "Five thousand tons of water flow/flows"? 2015-04-18T15:48:45.647

10 Is "staff" singular or plural? 2019-03-23T11:51:54.803

9 Is "Your cooking made me happy" acceptable? 2015-02-15T00:39:24.343

8 "the printers is" vs. "the printers are" 2013-02-03T22:48:58.007

8 What is the purpose of using "don't" instead of "doesn't" in this phrase: "But she don't know you like I know you Slim" 2014-06-15T06:34:41.100

8 “Was” or “were” in sentence where no noun subject exists 2014-12-02T20:47:14.230

8 Is "who" singular or plural? 2015-03-04T16:44:09.170

8 A group of boys is/are 2015-11-25T11:22:13.910

8 The Beatles were/was 2016-09-02T08:06:48.557

8 "more than one does" or "more than one do"? 2016-11-15T00:15:24.660

8 it is you who has vs. it is you who have 2017-01-20T23:36:34.153

8 Exist or Exists? 2017-05-08T16:56:06.047

7 Plural usage of "function" 2013-02-23T17:22:44.483

7 "India has" or "India have" 2014-01-16T16:54:57.487

7 "Those whose that is x" vs "Those whose that are x"? 2014-06-16T15:19:49.637

7 Subject-Verb Agreement 2014-08-06T18:11:47.983

7 The thing that scares me the most are the little oranges in its stomach 2014-12-11T02:49:19.993

7 There has vs. There have 2015-02-16T15:09:59.310

7 Schools are the only place or schools are the only places? 2015-04-09T04:38:45.043

7 "The ebb and flow of the tides ARE (IS?) now understood" - compound subject and verb coordination 2015-10-03T07:45:16.350

7 "It were students ...' or 'It was students...'? 2016-01-21T15:08:49.607

7 Is or are in this context 2017-04-17T05:14:39.420

7 In the expression "There's got to be some" what does the 's stand for? 2017-08-29T14:31:41.203

7 More users equals/equal more profit 2017-12-06T20:25:03.167

6 Should we say "what are your name?" not "what is your name?"? 2014-02-24T11:25:28.257

6 "My breakfast is milk, bread and sausages." - Is this correct even though the second part is plural? 2014-04-18T08:43:33.640

6 agreement with so and neither 2014-06-12T13:37:57.873

6 subject-verb agreement with “a hundred” 2014-09-05T13:40:32.120

6 He is one of the men who do/does the work 2014-09-06T15:43:04.960

6 time expression + has/have 2014-12-21T08:46:23.653

6 CM stand for cervical mucus VS CM standS for cervical mucus 2015-02-09T14:15:33.743

6 "What makes her laugh IS ..." or "What makes her laugh ARE ..." - plural or singular? 2015-02-14T07:07:28.377

6 What would be the passive voice of this line? 2015-06-05T10:16:20.850

6 Which of these is incorrect and why? 2015-06-08T18:01:53.137

6 “My grandmother, along with two of her friends, (is/are) planning a trip to Mexico.” –What will be in the gap? 2015-06-18T10:15:41.857

6 Why isn't the verb in this sentence singular? 2016-01-28T14:37:05.570

6 (Singular subject) + which + are? 2016-05-20T05:57:21.273

6 Should I use 'is' or 'are' with this complex subject? 2016-07-26T17:05:22.363

6 "My son and I are..." or "am..."? 2016-08-04T16:33:54.067

6 Verb forms for "any" and "none" — have or has? 2016-10-31T10:18:04.230

6 Should it be "runs" or "run" in the following sentence? 2016-11-16T06:47:28.217

6 Singular/ plural agreement in possessive constructions 2016-12-01T20:40:17.040

6 "both truth and beauty on my love depends" - why not "depend"? Is "depends" a plural verb (a Shakespearean website says so)? 2017-07-10T08:08:30.320

6 "It was Bob and Tom" – why not “They were”? 2018-10-06T09:58:17.327

6 Where is the subject for the verb "has"? 2020-07-26T16:45:06.007

5 Are these two agreements all right? 2013-03-24T11:55:52.057

5 'who is' or 'who are', when the sentence subject is 'you' 2013-07-07T05:14:24.543

5 My word processor suggested a singular verb, but I feel it should be plural 2013-10-22T19:54:08.847

5 The bulk of assets was /were? 2014-04-11T03:47:06.737

5 Subject-verb agreement with "what-clauses" 2014-07-11T06:09:38.657

5 A sentence from Swan's PEU using plural 'are' and not singular 'is' 2014-08-20T11:39:35.487

5 "Uprooting plants IS/ARE/HAD BEEN/WAS like uprooting your life." 2014-09-03T05:45:48.920

5 numbers of people has/have? 2014-10-14T19:34:01.507

5 What does/do her parents do? 2014-12-10T11:10:17.997

5 "is" vs. "are" and when to use them 2014-12-18T17:56:39.410

5 Fruits are an evolutionary mechanism, which IS... or which ARE...? 2015-05-14T00:49:19.310

5 "an average of 1,500 lives have (or "has"?) been claimed every year": singular or plural subject? 2015-09-14T09:07:56.863

5 The number of books in economics that we need to buy (is/are) three 2015-09-20T14:19:01.310

5 Using "any of" in a sentence 2015-10-01T12:19:06.043

5 Does anyone "has" or "have" 2015-11-26T10:38:58.657

5 What we saw was/were + plural noun + V-ing 2017-08-23T12:09:29.533

5 Another class of animals is/are fish 2017-11-24T14:00:57.840

5 Should "neither/either" be followed by "have" or "has"? 2018-03-04T04:26:27.700

5 Is the word "all" singular or plural? 2019-01-16T10:26:10.603

4 correct usage of verb 2013-03-23T03:23:48.870

4 Why is there singular instead of plural? 2013-10-04T02:58:41.437

4 "Many's the time" construction 2013-12-20T14:11:21.020

4 Band Name Grammar 2014-06-06T04:08:54.223

4 Conjunction reduction 2014-08-12T19:06:44.360

4 My hand is numb 2014-11-21T06:01:02.123

4 "There are" and "There is"? 2015-01-23T15:04:46.720

4 How do I understand Subject-Verb inversion? 2015-03-05T04:30:18.060

4 "Over half" and "one half": plural or singular? 2015-04-01T07:00:52.440

4 "How much do" or "How much does"? 2015-05-02T18:52:16.817

4 Is there any short form of "am not"? 2015-08-20T11:44:49.697

4 What my son likes the best on TV (are/is) cartoons? 2015-09-20T13:49:25.267