So far, we have examined topics that can create confusion of the subject-verb agreement: composite themes, group subjects, singular plural topics of meaning, and unspecified topics. Qahtan: You will disagree on this subject. In the strict sense, `data` is the plural form of the name, whose singular shape is `datum`. However, the word date is rarely heard, and data processing as singular is so widespread that many think it is possible. For Z.B. “The data is clear on this,” or “the data says you`re right.” But some – I am strong among them – say that it is useful and rewarding to preserve the plural quality of the word. So “the data is clear on this” and “the data says they are right” are preferable. If you go with the second (plural), no one can say that you are wrong. Sometimes, however, a preposition expression between the subject and the verb complicates the concordance. The rules of agreement do not apply to assets when they are used as a useful second verb in a couple. A clause that begins with whom, the one or the others, and the coming between the subject and the verb, can cause insequements.
These rules of agreement do not apply to verbs used in the simple past without helping verbs. Although you are probably already familiar with the basic thematic-verbal agreements, this chapter begins with a quick review of the basic agreement rules. I saw a sentence today that said, “A group of people are fighting for survival… What they needed to survive eluded me, but in my head the word combat sounded wrong. I thought it was supposed to be: “A group of people is fighting to survive… but the only justification I could imagine, to say that I might be right, is that if words (a group of people) were replaced by the word (they) would be replaced by the word, then it would be: “They are fighting for survival. But I don`t know if I`m really going to think or not. It seems that this is the same type of rule, where a man (singular) fights (plural), but men (plural) fight (singular); a woman leaves, but two women go, etc. Can you explain whether these are anomalies in the noun/verb rule or if there is another grammar rule that explains this? Thus, there are three main rules of agreement on the subject that must be remembered when a group noun is used as a subject: the rules of the subject-verb agreement apply to all personal pronouns except me and to you, which, although SINGULAIRE, require plural forms of verbs. Composite nouns can act as a composite subject. In some cases, a composite theme poses particular problems for the subject-verb agreement rule (s, -s).