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Subject Verb Agreement Lecture

4. Think about the indefinite pronoun exception that is taken into account in section 3.5, p.18: some, all, none, all and most. The number of these words is influenced by a prepositional sentence between the subject and the verb. But if the subject is plural, then the verb must be plural. This composite subject therefore requires a singular verb to agree. However, a prepositional sentence inserted between the subject and the verb sometimes complicates the agreement. The rest of this teaching unit deals with some more advanced subject-verb compliance rules and exceptions to the initial subject-verb agreement rule Instead, the subject comes in this kind of sentence according to the verb, so you have to look for the verb. The exception is the verb be, which has more forms than other verbs: composite nouns can act as a composite subject....
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