Collective Nouns Subject Verb Agreement Practice
Ignore these expressions when deciding to use a singular or plural platelet. After the word friends, you need a comma. Fractions and percentages can be either singular or plural depending on the purpose of the next preposition. In this special sentence, since Workforce is a singular noun with plural connotations like jury, company, orchestra, community, etc., the author can use either a singular verb or a plural. (Similarly, our rule 1 of number writing says, “Write all numbers beginning a sentence.” Thank you very much for your kind words. Yes, we agree that we often see and hear false statements of subjects and verbs. In the case of your first sentence “My biggest fear is heart attacks”, the sentence is not wrong, but it is complicated. The theme of the sentence is “fear”, which is singular. The singular “is” corresponds to the subject. The object “heart attack” is plural, which makes the sentence strange. Is the person afraid of having a single heart attack or multiple heart attacks? We don`t know. Is furniture a mass noun? If so, is there such a way to use it in the plural? In fact, I`m just a little confused.
Help me find out. Does it need a plural or singular coating? Please give me lots of illustrations. Thank you very much. God bless!!!! Could you help me with those words? Can the word “collection” (as a gathering noun) be followed by a plural verb such as “the family was/the family was”? But I`m working on a friend`s book (a commentary on the Galater book) and I came across a grammatical structure that is common, but I just don`t know what is considered right. My friend wrote, “The society that these men chose to keep were those who refused the work of Christ and chose to justify themselves by the acts of the law.” In strict terms, the company is the subject and should, as a singular, adopt a singular verb. So it sounds a bit “wrong”, as he wrote. .