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I once said that logic in languages like English is very mathematical. Immediately, an ankle head raised a riot, and he said that language has nothing to do with mathematics. Well, here`s a direct counterpoint to this idea: « Singulier » versus « plural. » In English, French, German, Russian, everything is integrated into the language. Some other languages, including some ancient, have « singular, » « dual » and « plural » in their subtantive formations, pronouns and verbs. If there are two topics in a sentence bound by « and, » use a plural verb. If the two subjects are related by « or » or « nor, » use a singular verb. Renee, I`ll give you a more difficult example: « The common judgment of the various federal appelne courts of the United States of America… was the… « ; instead of « …… It was…

Here we have many prepositions of sentences between the subject of the phrase « govern » and the verb « was. » With regard to the agreement between the subject and the word, all intermediate sentences (including dependent clauses) should be ignored. D.A.W. In sentence A, « One » is the object of the sentence, and one of them is singular. There is no way to go. Some people find ways to argue that « none » is not singular, but « none is » acceptable, but I absolutely cannot see it. If « one » is singular, « zero » is also singular. In sentence B, we do arithmetic in the form of words, and « a third » is multiplication. If z.B. the number of new teachers is 999, then (1/3) x (999) – 333, which is still plural. Banks are the plural subject. What are the banks doing? They therefore record « store » is the plural verb associated with the plural theme.

What do they store? They store money, so « money » is the object. If two options are presented as alternatives and not as a combination, with or not, a singular verb is appropriate, as it applies only to the first option: « The implementation of simplified solutions based on symptomatic causes or a single cause, if there are multiple causes of interaction, is very likely that failure and disappointment will end. » The theme of a sentence must correspond to the verb of the sentence: the verb of the programs do not refer to that word, but to the demonstration – it is the act of protest, not the programs that have provided the support mentioned here, so there is the correct form of verb: « The demonstration of effective continuous monitoring programs has also contributed to the fact that the leading institutions meet increased regulatory expectations. » While errors with the subject/verb chord in spoken English can apparently slip without repetition, they can be a big problem when writing. Please don`t write like my two-year-old is talking! It only takes a few more seconds to make sure your sentence « works » from a grammatical point of view. If you have some fun examples of problems agreeing, or if you have a real toughie that needs the attention of a professional, please comment below! Hello, Renee, In the sentence in question: The patchwork (federal and regional regulations) companies have great uncertainty as to how to satisfy, note that the preposition phrase « federal and state regulations » is an « adjective phrase » that changes the real theme of the sentence that is « patchwork ». « Patchwork » is singular, and the verb of the sentence must therefore correspond to: « The patchwork… a « instead of the fake » Patchwork… have. All the following words are singularly and require a singular verb: (As a marginal note, which « save » a transitive verb because it acts on an object.) The subject-verbal agreement is when the subject and the verb correspond in number/plurality.

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