Examples: Three miles is too far on foot. Five years is the maximum penalty for this offence. $10 is a price to pay. But ten dollars (i.e. dollar bills) were scattered on the ground. Some indeterminate pronouns are particularly annoying Everyone and everyone (listed above, too) certainly feel like more than one person and therefore students are sometimes tempted to use a plural verb with them. But they`re still unique. Everyone often follows a prepositionphrase that ends with a majority word (each of the cars), which confuses the verb code. Similarly, everyone is always singular and requires a singular verb. So far, we have worked with compound subjects whose elements are either singular or plural The rules of agreement do not apply to has-having when they are used as second help verbs in a couple. They do NOT apply to other helping verbs, as they can, must, must, can, want, must.
In informal writing, neither take a plural verb, so these pronouns are followed by a prepositionphrase that begins with. This is especially true for interrogation constructions: 「Did two clowns read the mission?」 「You`re taking this seriously?」 Burchfield calls it 「a conflict between the fictitious agreement and the actual agreement.」 * 3. Composite themes, linked by compound and always plural themes. Pronouns are neither singular nor singular and require singular verbs, even if they seem, in a certain sense, to refer to two things. The rest of this teaching unit deals with some of the more advanced rules for the agreement on technical verbs and with the exception of the initial article-verb agreement 3. The verb in either or either, or neither or the sentence is not closest to the name or pronoun. What form of verb to use in this case? Should the verb be singular to accept in one word? Or should the verb be plural to accept the other? Note: In this example, the object of the sentence is even; That is why the verb must agree. (Because scissors are the subject of the preposition, scissors have no influence on the verb number.) Don`t get confused by the word 「students」; the subject is everyone and everyone is always singular Everyone is responsible. Most unspecified pronouns are treated as specific topics. However, some are still treated as plural, as they cover several items or amounts. A study (single topic) on African countries (single verb) shows that 80% of people (plural subject) of this continent (plural) live below the poverty line. It is recommended to rewrite these sentences whenever possible.
The previous sentence would be even better than: 5. Don`t be misled by a sentence that comes between the subject and the verb. The verb is in agreement with the subject, not with a name or pronoun in the expression.