Grammar for Communicators
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Lecture Three Subject Verb Agreement 1 Singular vs Plural a If the subject is singular the verb must be singular vice versa with plural subjects 2 Collective Nouns a ALWAYS SINGULAR b Describe a group c audience board class jury society team etc 3 Units of Measurement a SINGULAR b number of things are working as a unit c dozen 314 five gallons ALL SINGULAR 4 Singular nouns joined by and a PLURAL b The wedding and reception were held on the beach weddingreception2 things 5 Nouns separated by or nor a match verb to closest subject b Consider putting plural subjects last to make sentences flow better 6 Latin based words a Media memoranda data curricula symposia and criteria i PLURAL b Medium memorandum datum curriculum symposium criterion i SINGULAR 7 ALWAYS SINGULAR a Each either anyone someone everyone much one no one nothing 8 ALWAYS PLURAL a Both few many several 9 SOMETIMES singular sometimes plural a any some all and most depends on what they modify 10 Fractions a with fractions or words such as part plenty or rest match verb to what the fraction is modifying i 34 of my brain HATES math brain is singular 34 of students HATE math students is plural 11 Special Rules a A number i always plural q A number of farmers resent Frank b The number i always singular w The number of farmers who hate Frank is growing c One of i match Verb to group 9 He is one of those farmers who grow corn farmers grow d Only one of i always singular p He is the only one of the farmers who grows carrots one farmer grows
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