Either Or Subject Verb Agreement Rules

Look for the constructions of one or the other or the other. 2. The subordinate clauses that come between the subject and the verb have no influence on their agreement. 7. The verb is singular when the two subjects separated by “and” refer to the same person or the same thing as a whole. 8. If one of the words “everyone,” “each” or “no” comes before the subject, the verb is singular. I have a question. If we start using “I” with the kind “either/or” and “neither/or” it seems we should have a sentence like this: Those that sound really wrong are the examples with the preposition (of their daughters, your) or none. But both, and both are still singularly, even if a preposition is followed by a plural object. Very useful, but I can make you on Fowlers Modern English Usage (13th Edn.

Page 518, subsection 4), where there is an example: “Neither conservative figures nor evidence of Labour`s recovery since 1993 create any sense of inexorable movement in political fortune,” Times 1985. I would reverse the order here and begin with proof of the resumption of plowing . . . . conservative figures . . . We will use the standard to highlight themes once and verbs twice.

This rule can cause shocks on the road. For example, if I am one of the two subjects (or more), it could lead to this strange phrase: plural, which went through one of the two… Or not… again, both… and everyone except a plural. 12. Use a singular verb with each and many of a singular verb. A singular verb is a verb to which one s is added in the present, such as writings, plays, races and modes of use as is, what, has, does. A plural verb has not added s like writing, games, execution and forms used as are, have and do. In the other condition, the choice between the singular and the plural depends not only on words and both, but also on other words in your sentence. 14. Unspecified pronouns usually take individual verbs (with a few exceptions).

If a singular and a plural noun or pronoun (subjects) are bound by or nor, the verb should correspond to the subject close to the verb. If two or more plurals are linked by “and,” the verb is plural. 17. When geriatrics are used as the object of a sentence, they adopt the singular form of the verb. However, if they are bound by “and,” they adopt the plural form.