After grammars, Wren and Martin in «High School English Grammar and Composition» (120th edition in 1987), if the subject of the verb is a relative pronoun, the verb should correspond in number with the parent`s precursor. This is why the verb `do` is correct with the (eccentric) precursor of the relative pronos pair `Who`. 8. If one of the words «everyone,» «each» or «no» comes before the subject, the verb is singular. 14. Unspecified pronouns usually take individual verbs (with a few exceptions). «A relative pronoun takes its number from its predecessor. . . . if «one» is part of a noun with a plural name such as «one of the few» or «one of them,» the precursor of the relative pronoun is generally not «one» but the noun in the genital structure, one of the few countries that grow farmed fish as a staple food.
However, always read carefully; In some constructions like this, the forerunner is always «one» «it is the one of them that is trustworthy.» I do not agree with the last sentence. Yes, there are eccentrics who tweet – perhaps they are British train observers who tweet what they see – but it`s not the eccentrics we`re talking about. College English Name: ________________________The 20 Rules of Subject Verb agreement in StandardEnglish (1-4)1. Topics and verbs must agree on the number. It is the angle rule that forms the background of the concept. The dog grunts when it`s angry. Dogs growl when they`re angry.2. Don`t get confused by the words that come between the subject and the verb; they have no influence on the agreement. The dog that chews my jeans is usually very good.3. Preposition sentences between the subject and the verb generally have no influence on the chord.
The colors of the rainbow are beautiful.4. When sentences start with «there» or «here,» the pattern is always placed behind the verb, so make sure to identify it correctly. There`s a balance sheet problem. Here are the papers you asked for. Day 1 – See if the following sentences are correct or not. If they are false, make the necessary adjustments.1. There is extra butter in the refrigerator.2. My mother, along with the other representatives, went to the Convention.3 A Vikings player will give autographs this Saturday at Mall.4.
My sister eats dough.5 This Tuesday, John and his friends go to the rock.6 concert. Team runners are tested for performance-enhancing drugs.7 Mom and Dad yell at me when I play my music too loud.8 Here`s a plate of Oreo.9 cookies. There`s a box to pack you in.10. Finally, this exercise is completed after reading pages of material. 17. When geriatrics are used as the object of a sentence, they adopt the singular form of the verb. However, if they are bound by «and,» they adopt the plural form. A study (single topic) on African countries (single verb) shows that 80% of people (plural subject) of this continent (plural) live below the poverty line. 11. Use singularities or pluralistic verbs with collective sub-tants according to their meaning: 19.
The titles of books, films, novels and similar works are treated as singular and adopt a singular verb. Susan #16 is perfectly correct. I am one of those eccentrics involves others beside me, such a plural verb goes. As you can see in #17, the article `the` is used, I am the only one of my friends, which means that no one but me should follow a singular verb.