During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. These themes are also unique, although they speak of a group of people. These words are irregular plural names (names that are not formed by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: These words still take the plural form of the verb: The strategic oil reserve of 590 million barrels was created as an insurance against the interruption of oil deliveries after the Arab oil embargo in 1973 caused shortages in gasoline pumps. Except for two prints of exercises, its only use earlier during the Persian Gulf War 1991. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite material, while Civics (east, are) Andreas favorite subject. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. The subject verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: 16.
Eight dollars (is, are) the price of a movie these days. Thirty million barrels of oil is “a drop in the ocean” relative to U.S. demand, Lundberg said, but the balance between supply and demand is so fine that “even small amounts can tip the balance” in terms of price. These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” “I don`t think either political party has been particularly distinguished in energy strategy for a long, long period of time, and for decades there is a bit of a sign that can go both ways. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is “date”). But in common usage, people often treat “data” as “information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form. So both forms are correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is accurate.” To learn more about the “data debate,” click here and here.
3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. Demand has increased and production costs have increased in the United States due to the adoption of stricter clean air rules across the country. 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are) in this case. “Half of the students come from another country.” 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues.
22. The Prime Minister, together with his wife, cordially greets the press. 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. 21. Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. 7.
One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. The increase in energy costs will be discussed during the presidential campaign, as winter heating costs are expected to be up to 50 percent higher than the previous year. Crude oil is selling at more than $120 a barrel, a record high. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! The Lundberg survey of 10,000 stations nationwide found that the average price of all varieties, plus taxes, was $3.89 per gallon Friday. It was a tenth of a cent a gallon lower than the price the survey found two weeks ago, but 28 cents a gallon higher than in the same period a year ago.