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Subject Verb Agreement
Transcript of Subject Verb Agreement
The mayor and his brothers are going to jail. The pronouns neither and either are singular and require singular verbs even though they seem to be referring, in a sense, to two things. 4 Neither of the two traffic lights is working.
Which shirt do you want for Christmas?
Either is fine with me. 5 The conjunction or does not conjoin (as and does): when nor or or is used the subject closer to the verb determines the number of the verb. Whether the subject comes before or after the verb doesn't matter; the proximity determines the number. Either my father or my brothers are going to sell the house.
Neither my brothers nor my father is going to sell the house. 6 The words there and here are never subjects. There are two reasons [plural subject] for this.
There is no reason for this.
Here are two apples. 7 Verbs in the present tense for third-person, singular subjects (he, she, it and anything those words can stand for) have s-endings. Other verbs do not add s-endings.
He loves and she loves and they love_ and . . . .