It is recommended to rewrite these sentences whenever possible. The previous sentence would be even better than: If possible, it is better to rephrase these correct but clumsy grammatical phrases. Examples: much of the cake has disappeared. A lot of cakes are gone. A third of the city is unemployed. One third of the population is unemployed. The whole cake is gone. All the cakes are gone. Part of the cake is missing.

Some cakes are missing. The word there, a contraction of that, leads to bad habits in informal sentences as there are many people here today, because it is easier to say “there is” than “there is.” Anyone who uses a plural verb with a collective noun must be careful to be precise – and also coherent. This should not be done lightly. The following is the kind of incorrect phrase that one sees and hears these days: In these sentences are breaks and enter and bed and breakfast composed of nouns. The first example expresses a wish, not a fact; Therefore, what we usually consider to be a plural is used with the singular subject I. 1. Among the following points, an example of accidental plagiarism? A. Submit a document written by a friend.

B. Copy information from a source and identify it as your own C. Summary of information without including a source credit D. Forget to record a text quote for information 2. Which of the following sentences uses the subject-verb contract correctly? Has. Computers made our work easier. B. These two girls in the front row are best friends. C. The dogs in our yard growl late at night. D.

Tennis balls roll in the parking lot. 3. I had to tear my brain and the depths of my resources reverse the harmful consequences of my previous vice. Which of the following homophones should be used to correct the above sentence? A. Fowl B. Plumb C. Rack D Vise I Think 1) A, 2) B, 3) D Rule 1. A theme will be in front of a sentence that will begin. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-word errors.

Writers, speakers, readers and hashish listeners might regret the all-too-frequent error in the following sentence: If Joe wasn`t followed, wasn`t it, considering that Joe is singular? 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. The connective subjunctive mind pairs individual subjects with what we usually consider plural verbs. The ability to find the right topic and verb will help you correct the errors of the subject verb agreement. Article 7. In sentences that begin here or there, the real subject follows the verb. Article 10. The word has been replaced by phrases that express a wish or that go against the fact: Note: The subjunctive mind loses ground in spoken English, but should nevertheless be used in speeches and formal writings. Examples: The politician and presenters are expected shortly. Excitement, but also nervousness, are at the origin of their tremors. It is better that neither they, nor I, nor my friends go to the festival. Or you, my friends, and I, we`re not going to the festival.

Again – everyone is wrong. Don`t hesitate to post questions you haven`t even read. Article 8. Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if they are considered a unit. Article 3. The verb in either or either, or neither or the sentence is not closest to the name or pronoun. Examples: I wish it was Friday.