Indeterminate pronouns can pose particular problems when adapting subjects. 3. If a compound subject contains both a singular and plural noun or a pronoun connected by or by or nor, the verb must correspond to the part of the subject closer to the verb. This sentence uses a composite subject (two subjects that are assembled or assembled). Each part of the compound subject (Ranger, Camper) is unique. Although the two words act together as a subject (connected by or by), the subject is still SINGULAR (Ranger or Camper), because a choice is implicit. Example: the list of items is on the desktop. If you know that the list is the subject, then select is for the verb. The basic rule. A singular subject (she, Bill, car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural meeting takes a plural verb.
Basic principle: singular subjects need singular verbs; Plural subjects need plural abdelle. My brother is a nutritionist. My sisters are mathematicians. In these pronouns, contraction should not be used. Pronouns are neither singular nor singular and require singular seditions, although they seem, in some way, to relate to two things. VERB RULE OF THE SUBJECT #2 Two or more SINGULAR subjects, linked by (or again) act as a singular composite subject and therefore adopt a singular verb to agree. . . .