In the sentence above, the subject that represents additional information about the singular noun, a phenomenon correctly takes the singular verb – is created. But the plural theme Scientists have described the singular verb. It is certainly not a gramceptic, so it is not true. 2) Split #1: the theme, „not a serious mathematician,“ is unique. Thus, it requires a singular verb, „was.“ Decisions (A) – (B) – (D) make the mistake of using „were“ so they are wrong. Both entities – nouns/pronouns and verbs – have a number. In other words, these entities can be identified as the singular and the plural. The subject must match his verb in number. If the subject is singular, then his verb must be as singular and vice versa. Sometimes there may be a sentence or clause between the subject and the verb. Here, the verb must match the noun/pronoun in the subject, regardless of the name used in the sentence.

The first step is to understand what the subject is. To identify the subject, ask yourself: who or what did the action? In this case, it means: who or what has the allusion? The answer to this question gives you the subject. In the passage above, „the article“ alludes. Besides, there is a second similar problem here: the monster pronounem-antetecedent picks up its ugly head. While the test is busy telling you that „the football team“ corresponds to a pluralistic verb, it also launches a plural pronoun, „you“. The correct possessive pronoun for a single entity as a team is „being.“ The corrected version of the sentence above might therefore look like this: Another trick used to create confusion of the subject-verb chord is to insert an amending sentence between the subject and the verb to divert attention from the correct chord. An example would be a sentence like this: in the sentence above, the subject that has the verb is created. However, there is no verb for the subject Scientists.

Therefore, the sentence is wrong because of the lack of verb for any of the subjects. Other unique indeterminate pronouns: either, neither, no, no one, someone, something, someone, someone, someone, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nobody, everyone, everything. If the subject has an indeterminate plural pronoun, we use a plural verb. The four main properties of verbs are tension, mood, voice and number. There are all kinds of tensions, including perfect tensions and progressive tensions. To learn more about verb mood, read on the subjunctive. More information about voice (i.e. active and passive) can be found in these contributions.

The article on Colombian drug lords, published this morning in The Economist, makes no reference to and does not specifically describe the methods used by the police in the fight against crime. The verb MUST match the X part of the subject. Some words such as current events, politics, physics, economics, plural sound, but take a singular verb. But how can we handle this if the GMAT gives us a more complicated sentence? The key is to divide it into mouth-appropriate pieces and address them individually, until you can clearly identify all the problems associated with thematic verb chord. Here is an example: a singular verb is used for a singular noun/pronoun, while a plural verb is used for a plural noun/pronoun. These names take on a singular verb, because they act as an entire entity. Split #4: verb time. In choice (E), the verbs „had had“ and „that was giving“ are not correct for this context. This is another problem of selecting responses (E). Quite simply, in cases where the distinctions of the number of verbs are useful, singular subjects must have singular verbs, and plural subjects must have plural verbs.

It`s simple, isn`t it? Well, that`s right, as long as we have very simple phrases („The dog is hungry“ vs. „Dogs are hungry“), then everything is fishing. Of course, this is not where the story of the GMAT agreement ends correctly! Split #2: The three nouns parallel to „and“ are a composite subject.