. When a sentence begins with there or here, the actual subject is considered to be the word or words following the verb. I hope it helps others struggling with agreement issues. I'll make sure to not add this site to my list of useful bookmarks. A horse and cart was readied for the trip.
Her advices are always good. It is upsetting to know that a teacher would incorrectly edit the writing of a six year old. Examples There are three proposals to be written. I do agree that some things are used as pairings—pen and paper Pen and paper is an antique writing form. Perhaps you can find a tactful way to let her or him know. I do agree that this is an awkwardly written sentence.
One of the sentences referred to how many of us went. Therefore, your first inclination—Her advice is always good. Frankly, although this is grammatically correct, it sounds awkward. You can , or from your own site. I was traveling before the Christmas holidays. I read from the internet that all uncountable nouns should be followed by a singular verb but, it seems really weird in these 2 cases.
Example We had thunder and lightning last night. After lunch, there were some entertainments. A grandmother and a grandfather were in the village when…. However, I stumbled upon a few questions regarding uncountable nouns. Here are a couple of other examples from a workshop I am teaching tomorrow of the grammar point you referenced: 1. I was traveling during the holidays and am now catching up. It is a wonderful language, but tricky to understand and use sometimes.
Here are my answers: 1. Or, better yet, a few incidents of vandalism have occurred this month. A professor and a dean were in the room when I arrived. You ask a good question, and I am not sure where this quote comes from. Sorry I missed this earlier.
We both agree it is an awkward sentence at best and could have been rearranged better. Thank you for taking the time to explain your point of view. Lightning is singular so the verb is was. Always use a plural verb with a compound subject. I was surprised to see the teacher mark her work with a red pen crossing out 'were' and writing 'was' I'm now questioning my own grammar??? Example Thunder and lightning are expected today. Example There were lightning and thunder last night. I am given sentences with errors and is supposed to correct these sentences: 1.
Take a look at the post for today September 4, 2014 , which also deals with agreement. But if it was movies example do we also use was or we turn it to were because we are-talking about more than one movie?? I would say it depends on your meaning. However, I also agree with you that this sounds awful. Tags: This entry was posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm and is filed under ,. There were a bunch of kids there.
You could say this: A period of about six hours was set aside for reconnaissance. Therefore, it takes a singular verb. We do realize that neither sentence is particularly well-written. Here is what I would do with the sentence you asked about: Two things were keeping me company—music from the bar and the faint sound of rain. Lightning and thunder form a compound subject so the verb is plural. From my point of view, I think I would rearrange the information to avoid this decision.
Always use the verb that fits the subject even if that subject comes after the verb. I have been traveling for the past few weeks. Good luck with your study of English. Here is the signed agreement. Please help me as soon as possible. Proposals — the actual subject — is plural so the verb is are.