15 Sep Concord Subject Verb Agreement Ppt
2.1 Guiding principles 2.2 Problems of concordance with nouns ending in -s 2.3 Problems of concord with collection quiz 8 3) Proximity The rule: the verb corresponds to a narrow subject sentence in the subject. Predicate of subjects in tight advance Verb NP +NP+··· +NP Verb. NP Verb Singular Plural Plural 27 d. “one in/out of + plural noun” as subjectThe verb adopts the singular form in the formal style, but the plural in the informal style. z.B. one in 10 students did not pass the exam. 28 5.2 Undetermined quantity as subject. “all, some of, none, half of the + noun” as subject The verb is determined by the subject in the expression. . . .