The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English lessons: in this English lesson, you learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. Inconsistencies with negative statements are made with yes pronoun – auxiliary 1. You don`t like it. Yes, that`s what I do. 2. «She doesn`t have a job.» «No, that`s not the case.» 3. «It`s a great movie.» No, that`s not it. 4. Rocky can`t swim. Me neither. 5.
She wasn`t late, but it was you. 6. He`s drunk. «No, it`s not him.» 7. He speaks German very well. That`s how I can. 8. `He`s not coming back.` «Yes, he will.» 9.
`I didn`t break it. Yes, that`s what you did. 10. Tom was not there. It was not his brother either. 11. I loved the movie, but not my brother. 12. You don`t know him. «Yes, that`s what I do.» Homepage – Terms – Exercises – Handouts – Rules – PowerPoint – Canvas – Twitter – YouTube – Shop – About Robin . . These words are irregular plural names (substantials that are not made by adding -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: you cannot modify, sell or download these materials, either all or part – on another server or another learning management system.
How easy it is! «I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.» These words still have the plural form of the verb: «Half of the students come from another country.» ©1997 – 2020 by Robin L. Simmons All Rights Reserved. «Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.» Comma Fractions – Merged Sentences – Fragments – Irregular Words Parallel Structure – Moderators Posed and Swing Apostrophe – Commas – Pronoun Agreement – Pronoun CasePronoun Reference – Verb Subject Agreement – Word Choice . . These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view. . «Some students won`t make it.» «How do you react when someone compliments you?» Copying students or connecting them to materials on this site does not require my permission. 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.