Another interesting case of collective noun is when a subject as «enemy» is used to refer to a nation`s defence/army forces. Such names have a pluralistic form of verb. Z.B. The enemy has been defeated. An exception is that if the two nouns bound by «and» refer to the same person/thing, the singular verb is used. But how do you know if both names relate to the same thing or to the same person? Let us take an example: we observe that in each sentence, the verb is singular or plural, depending on the name to which the pronoun refers. We have a complex subject here: a lot of club leaders. The main name in this theme is «members.» As the main substrate is plural, the verb is plural. As the name suggests, volume/sentence words refer to fractions, percentages, etc.
They often come up against phrases like 10% of .., half of .., etc. What do you think should be the criteria for the verb that accompanies it? Now, as you would expect, these phrases get the verb that corresponds to the main subject. Examples: The ASA rule states that if the object of the sentence is singular, the corresponding verb must also be singular; If the object of the sentence is plural, the corresponding verb must also be plural. Compare: Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. The man with the sense of humor is a social animal (`Man` is the main theme with three modifiers: that, the man and the preposition phrase `with a sense of humor`) As highlighted in the table above, the changes in the verb are determined by the person and the number of the subject. An exception to this rule is that, as with collective subtantives, the verb form used is singular when measurable names refer to a single unit. For the Z.B.: The number of soldiers on the front is large. So what do you think is the difference in the subjects? Well, if you look closely, «money» is an unnamed thing, whereas «students» is a noprovenable. In other words, the plural or singular verb is used according to the name that accompanies the word «none.» In the same way, we look at the examples of no: combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in parentheses. As the name suggests, these themes may appear plural, but use a singular form of verbs. These themes are: everyone, every person, anyone/anything/something, anything/or/not (unless accompanied by `or/or`), nothing/person/person, anyone else, anyone else.
Examples: You may encounter sentences in the form of sentences or clauses that are the subject of the sentence. What can be the verb criteria for such subjects? Let`s talk with a few examples: But the bottom line is, how do you know what form of verb is appropriate for the given subject? To do this, you need to know some basic rules. Let us understand the correct use of verbs with the following rules: In the two cases mentioned above, we have a simple theme: «Teacher/teachers»; but the purpose of the sentence cannot always be simple. If the subject of the sentence is complex, the verb must correspond to the main substun in that of the subject. As explained above, the main theme can be referred to or unnamed depending on the verb form used.