Subject Verb Agreement Std 9

15. Some nouns, which appear to be plural when a pair is preceded by them, adopt a singular verb, for example.B. shoes, scissors, trousers, etc. 20. A collective noun such as jury, committee, family, etc., adopts a singular verb when considered an entity. But if they are considered individuals, they take a plural verb: the subject-verb agreement means that the number and person of the subject must correspond to the verb in a given sentence. This concordance of the subject and the verb is called Concord. There are certain rules for this agreement. Exception 2: In composite nouns that are by and connected, the verb is singular. Article 5. If two subjects are connected by either or not yet, the verb corresponds to the subject closest to it.

Examples: 10. Plural nouns: The title of a book, the name of a house or hotel in the plural accepts a singular verb: 14th “class” nouns, such as food, furniture, clothing, etc., adopt a singular verb: countless subjects such as furniture, sugar, rice, equipment, etc. are considered singular subjects and receive a singular verb attached to them. 11. Plural nouns with singular meaning: nouns which are plural but singular normally adopt a singular verb: Rule 8. The noun plural in the form, but the singular in the sense take the verb in the singular. Examples: Rule 7: Collective nouns such as family, couple, collaborators, audience, etc., adopt a singular verb. Question 3.

Specify a verb in spaces in accordance with its subject. (a) No news ……………….. Good news. (b) The girl and the boy…………….. Disappeared. (c) One third of the city…………….. Flooded. (d) “The Three Idiots”.. …………….. Directed by Raju Hirani. (e) Bhagwan Cela, the writer, and the poet.. ……………..

I`m dead. (f) Saffron, white and green …………….. the colours of the Indian flag. (g) Chicken and cheese …………….. My favorite breakfast. (h) The crew…………….. .. Forced to get off the plane. (i) The ship and its crew. ……….. not traceable. (j) No one agreed.

There…………….. many objections to the proposal. Answer: (a) is (b) have/have (c) war (d) ist (e) hat (f) ist (g) ist (h) war/waren (i) war (j) where this rule states that the word “none” takes a verb depending on the meaning of the sentence. . . .