more subject verb agreement situations

More subject verb agreement situations

An expression of an amount, including fractions, measurements, percent-
ages, and time periods, can be singular or plural depending on its use.

Two-sixths equals one-third. (Two sixths is considered a single unit.)
Sixteen hours is a very long time to wait. (Sixteen hours is a unit of
time, one block of time according to the sentence.)

Five dollars were left on the table. (These are five separate dollars; use the
plural verb, were.)
Two-thirds of the drummers are practicing. (Drummers is plural; use the
plural verb, are.)

A verb that precedes the sentence’s subject agrees with the subject in number.
In the following sentences, the verb is in italics, and the subject is underlined.

    Here is a fortune cookie for you. (singular subject and verb)
    There are seven board games over there. (plural subject and verb)
The title of a book, city, country, film, magazine, organization, painting,
sculpture, or song that is plural still takes a singular verb.
(The italicized subjects and the underlined verbs below are singular.)
    Des Moines is Iowa’s capital city.
    The Rolling Stones was my uncle’s favorite rock group.
When a relative pronoun, such as that, which, or who, starts an adjective
clause, the clause’s verb agrees in number with the noun or pronoun to
which the relative pronoun refers.
    The woman who is directing the chorus is Ms. Linden. (Who refers to
    the singular noun, woman.)
    The ladies who are singing together are Kate and Moe. (Who takes a
    plural verb, are, because it refers back to ladies, a plural noun.)
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  • the interjection
  • Active and passive voices
  • agreement between indefinite pronouns and their antecedents
  • agreement involving prepositional phrases
  • Commas Part Five
  • Commas Part Four
  • Commas Part One
  • Commas Part Three
  • Commas Part Two
  • complete and simple predicates
  • complete and simple subjects
  • complex sentences
  • compound complex sentences
  • compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
  • compound subject and compound predicate
  • compound subjects part two
  • compound subjects part one
  • Confusing usage words part eight
  • Confusing usage words part five
  • Confusing usage words part four
  • Confusing usage words part one
  • Confusing usage words part seven
  • Confusing usage words part six
  • Confusing usage words part three
  • Confusing usage words part three 2
  • Confusing usage words part two
  • First Capitalization List
  • indefinite pronouns
  • Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
  • introducing clauses
  • introducing phrases
  • Irregular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • irregular verbs part one
  • irregular verbs part two
  • Italics Hyphens and Brackets
  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • More Apostrophe Situations
  • More subject verb agreement situations
  • Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
  • Periods Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
  • personal pronouns
  • pronouns and their antecedents
  • Quotation Marks Part Three
  • Quotation Marks Part One
  • Quotation Marks Part Two
  • reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
  • Regular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • regular verb tenses
  • Second Capitalization List
  • sentences fragments and run on sentences
  • singular and plural nouns and pronouns
  • Sound a like words Part Four
  • Sound a like words Part Three
  • Sound a like words Part Two
  • Sound alike words part one
  • subject and verb agreement
  • subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
  • subject verb agreement situations
  • the adjective
  • the adjective clause
  • the adjective phrase
  • the adverb
  • the adverb clause
  • the adverb phrase
  • The Apostrophe
  • the appositive
  • The Colon
  • The coordinating conjunction
  • the correlative conjunction
  • the direct object
  • the gerund and gerund phrase
  • the indirect object
  • the infinitive and infinitive phrase
  • The nominative case
  • the noun
  • the noun adjective pronoun question
  • the noun clause
  • the object of the preposition
  • the participle and participial phrase
  • The possessive case
  • The possessive case 2
  • The possessive case and pronouns
  • the preposition
  • the prepositional phrase
  • the pronoun
  • The Semicolon
  • the subordinating conjunction
  • the verb
  • The verb be
  • the verb phrase
  • Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • types of nouns
  • types of sentences by purpose
  • Using Capital Letters
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  • Prepositions
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