6. The words of each, each, either neither, nor, anyone, each, anyone, nobody, no one is singular and require a singular verb. 8. Names such as scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plural obstruction. (These things are done in two parts.) 7. Nouns such as civics, mathematics, dollars, measles and short stories require singular verbs. 5. Don`t be misled by a sentence that is between the subject and the verb. The verb is in agreement with the subject, not with a noun or pronoun in the phrasing. 9. In sentences beginning with “there exists” or “there is”, the subject follows the verb. Since “there” is not the subject, the verb corresponds to the following. Have you ever received “subject/verb”, like an error on a paper? This handout will help you understand this common grammar problem.
Is not a contraction of no and should only be used with a singular subject. Don`t is a contraction of do not and should only be used with a plural meeting. The exception to this rule occurs in the first-person and second-person pronouns I and U. In these pronouns, contraction should not be used. This handout gives you several guidelines that will help your subjects and verbs to agree. Note: The word dollar is a special case. When we talk about a sum of money, we need a singular, but if we refer to the dollars themselves, a plural abrasing is necessary. . . .