Use Of Neither Nor In Subject Verb Agreement

Article 9. For collective subtantives such as the group, the jury, the family, the public, the population, the verb can be singular or plural, depending on the author`s intention. But because they are perfect or grammar experts, many are confused when both subjects are “me” and someone else. Thus, many people will write “either you or I am wrong about what verb to use here” about the mistaken belief that “you” and “I,” both singular, require a singular verb. Broken, but you can see that the phrase would be “I`m wrong” or “you`re wrong”; According to our approximation rule, the correct sentence should be: “Either you or me, I am wrong.” Similarly, many people use plural verbs, even if the following topic is singular: “Either tigers or elephants will be fed afterwards” should “be fed” because the elephant is closer to the verb (and perhaps dinner) than the tigers. If a composite subject contains both a singular, a plural substrate or a pronoun that is bound or bound, the verb should correspond to the part of the subject that is closer to the verb. The second condition occurs when there are alternative topics that share a single verb. In this case, we are talking about two related or related topics. Article 8. With words that give pieces – z.B a lot, a majority, some, all — that were given above in this section, Rule 1 is reversed, and we are directed after the no bite after that of. If the name is singular, use a singular verb.

If it`s plural, use a plural verb. Well, we`re saying why there`s so much confusion about the verb tension to be used with “either/neither” constructions. This rule can cause shocks on the road. For example, if I`m one of two (or more) subjects, it could lead to this strange phrase: Kathy, some people tell me either, even if they don`t talk about me. (From what I can tell, it`s more often in AmE than in BRE.) The ability to find the right topic and verb will help you correct the errors of the subject verb agreement. The determinants should be followed by a single name and a singular verb. 17. When geriatrics are used as the object of a sentence, they adopt the singular form of the verb.

However, if they are bound by “and,” they adopt the plural form. Joe should not follow, was not, since Joe is unique? But Joe isn`t really there, so let`s say that wasn`t the case. The sentence shows the subjunctive mind used to express things that are hypothetical, desirable, imaginary or objectively contradictory.

© 2007-2012 Building Owners and Managers Association of California (BOMA Cal)