Regular Lesson Option
The Regular Lesson is quite long, for easier reading just continue with this Quick Lesson.
Quick Lesson Proper
- In sentences beginning with the expletive there, care must be taken to determine the subject, which follows the verb.
- Collective nouns, such as jury, committee, team, and herd, may be either singular or plural. If they are considered as a unit, a singular verb is used; if they are considered as individuals, a plural verb is used.
- Indefinite Pronouns
- Such indefinite pronouns as each, everyone, someone, nobody, either, and another take singular verbs.
- Such indefinite pronouns as both, several, many, and few take plural verbs.
- The indefinite pronouns some, all, and none are either singular or plural, according to their meaning.
- Nouns which are plural in form but singular in meaning usually take a singular verb.
- The title of a book, even though plural in form, takes a singular verb.