Question 7. Fill the voids with the correct form of the verb: (a) It`s Ram who … Guilt. (b) The whole class … I didn`t do it. (c) The jury … differing opinions. (d) Neither you nor I…. I`ve been invited.
(e) All the boys in the class … Absent today. (f) two and two…. Four. Answer: (a) is (b) is (c) a (d) the (e) are (f) 16. Some nouns precede many, many, many, many, many, etc. These names take a singular verb if they refer to quantity or quantity. But they take a plural verb if they refer to the number: 5. One of the plural Noun:If the subject is composed of a plural “plural noun”, the verb is singular: 11. Plural subunative with singular meaning:Names that are plural in form, but singular in the sense, usually take a singular verb: 8. Two or more nouns:If two or more nouns function as subject, a plural verb is used: 6. Long Subject:If a clause or a long group of words is the subject, we must ensure that the verb corresponds to the subject.
: 15. Some names that seem to be plural in form when a pair is preceded by a single verb, z.B. shoes, scissors, pants, etc. The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: Question 9. Fill the drafts with the correct form of verb: (a) A thousand rupees …. A lot for me. (b) If I …… A bird, I`d fly. (c) Each of the girls…. a prize.
(d) Four weeks …. A good holiday. (e) My father …… Not like reading comics. (f) It goes away as if it … Blade. Answer: a) is (b) were (b) a (d) is (e) tut (f) but if these names are used without `a pair`, they take a plural verb: question 8. Fill the spaces with the correct form of the verb: (a) The majority of candidates …. Girls. (b) Neither of these two boys…. well-rated. (c) A pair of shoes….
They were stolen. d) The quality of these apples … It`s not good. e) A black and white cow … Pastures outside. f) A black cow and a white cow … Pastures outside. Answer: (a) are (b) a (c) a (d) is (f) in spaces fill in with a verb form that corresponds to the subject.
Choose the correct form of verb from the options listed: Question 5. Mohan and Shyam (a) …. My best friends.