If two subjects together express an idea, the verb will be in the singular. Example: If a plural noun is between a singular subject and its verb, the verb used is singular. Example: two or more subjects related by `or`, `nor`, `neither`, `neither` or `nor`, take a verb in the singular. Example: 1. Everyone in the telecommunications focus group has had problems with mobile phones. 2. Your friendship over the years and your support (a/eu) meant a lot to us. 3. Hamilton Family Center, a youth shelter in San Francisco, (offers/offer) a variety of services.
4. The main source of income for Trinidad (east/are) oil and bad luck. 5. The chances of being promoted (is/are) excellent. 6.C was (was) a Pokemon card that sticks to the refrigerator. 7. Neither the professor nor his assistants were able to solve the mystery of the frightening glow in the laboratory. 8. Many hours spent in the driving range (a/able) led us to design golf balls with GPS locators.
9. Discovered in the back of our city garden (was/were) a button of the Civil War. 10. Every year, during the mid-summer festival, smoke from village campfires (fill/fill) the sky. 11. The storytellers were surrounded by children and adults who wanted to see magical stories. Insert the shape of the present into the spaces. The verbs are in parentheses. 1.
A new home……. Lots of money. (costs) 2. The new car…….. Very quickly. (walking) 3. Most things……… more than before. (costs) 4.
This plane……… Faster than sound. (Mouches) 5. The lawn ……… It`s good in the summer. (see) 6. These children……… very healthy. (see) 7. One of the players……… From my village.
(to come) 8. These people…….. us in their own cars. (to come) Answers: 1. Cost 2. works 3. Cost 4. Fly 5. looks for 6. 7. 7.
comes 8. verbs have three main parts. They are present, from the past and past participants. For regular verbs, the past is formed by adding to the current form; and past participation is done by using past tense verb with a helping verb like having, having or having. Example: Question 3. Highlight the verbs in the sentences below and indicate whether they are in the active or passive voice. (i) Sita loves Savitri. (ii) The wall is built by the mason. (iii) Some boys helped the injured man.
(iv) The man killed the snake. v) The food prepared by Asha was eaten by Ram. Answer: (i) Sita loves Savitri. – (Active) (ii) The wall is built by the mason. – (Passive) (iii) Some boys helped the injured. – (Active) (iv) Man killed the snake. – (Active) (v) The food prepared by Asha was eaten by Ram. Prepared – (Active) eaten – (Passive) It should be noted that the item is used only once if both names relate to the same person. If one referred to different people, the article would be used before each noun and the verb would be plural. For example, can you imagine verbs for actions you completed today? You may have brushed your teeth, put on your shoes, smiled at your friend and buzzed with your water. For the rest of the day, think about what you`re doing.
What verbs can you imagine? If the subjects related to `or`, `nor` have different numbers, the verb must be plural and the plural subject should be placed next to the verb. For example, he is a good boy. (Singular subject, singular verb) They are good players (plural subject, plural verb) If two or more singular subjects are linked to each other by `and` a plural verb is used. For example, a collective name takes on a singular verb when the collection is considered a whole. Example: The title of a book, play, history, musical composition and the name of a country, although plural in the form of a singular verb. Example: a transitive verb requires a direct object to complete its meaning. The meaning of a sentence with a transitive verb is not complete without a direct object. Verb A verb says what something does or exists.