Here are the basic rules of subject-verb concordance. Present A verb must correspond in number and person about it. (a) If the subject is third, person singular, most English verbs end on -s or -il, but there is no -s or -il on the plural of the third person. He goes to school. They go to school. Sita goes to school. Sita and Rama go to school. You eat a mango. Ram eats a mango. Rule 4: Generally use a plural bural with two or more subjects when connected by and by and by the other. Example: Question 6.
(i) One of these boys is responsible (ii) One of these boys is responsible (iii) One of these boys is responsible (iv) One of these boys was guilty If Jiwan should not be followed, was he not, since Jiwan is singular? But Jiwan isn`t really here, so let`s say we were, not was. The sentence demonstrates the subjunctive mind used to express hypothetical, desiring, imaginary, or objectively contradictory things. Examples first-person pronouns — me and we pronouns second-person — you pronouns third-person — he, she, she, she rules 3: the verb in one or, either/ or, or not a sentence, corresponds to the noun or pronoun closest to him. Examples Question 9. (i) Mathematics is an interesting subject (ii) mathematics has been an interesting subject (iii) mathematics is an interesting subject (iv) mathematics is/was an interesting subject rule 8: with words that indicate parts – for example, many, a majority, some, all – rule 1, which is indicated earlier in this section, is the opposite, and we let ourselves be guided by the name of. If the noun is singular, use singular verbage. If it is plural. We use a plural code. Examples (c) When a sentence begins with “there”, the verb corresponds to the actual subject that comes after the verb. This is John. There are fifty students in my class. Add the correct form of the present verbs in the spaces in the following sentences: 1.
A good dictionary …….. A lot. (Costs) 2. These five chairs…….. a thousand rupees. (Costs) 3. 10 kilometers…….. a long distance on foot. (Be) 4. Sita……..
Next to my house. (live) 5. Bread and butter…….. Healthy food. (Be) 6. One of these three boys…….. Every year, first in his class. (Stand) 7.
My dragon…….. Very high in the sky. (fly) 8. You…….. dark. I don`t get 2,000 9. All the students of this school…….. English. (learn) 10. My lawn…….. Very beautiful in spring.
I don`t have 2,000 Answers 1. Cost 2. Cost 3. is 4. lives 5. is 6. is 7. flies 8.
Show 9. learn 10. Question 2. Choose the appropriate verb and fill in the gaps: Explanation: This is a “hypothetical case”; That`s why “were” is right. Question 2. Fill in the following sentences with an appropriate help form. (i) You have been driving non-stop for hours. You are very tired _ _________ (a) must (b) can (c) should. Use the progressive form of the present to talk about things you have planned or things that will happen in the future. To make the present, use the, is and are like an auxiliary reference or an auxiliary reference. Use has with him, her, and with singular nouns. Use with me, you, us, her and with plural nouns….