Note: The verb used varies depending on the use of the name. The subject is singular, so it is rotten In general, with a plural number, we use a plural verb. Rule 7 When sentences start with “there” or “here,” the subject is always placed behind the verb, so be sure to identify it correctly. Examples: But or nouns, which are used in the whole a time, money and measurements (weight, distance and height) are singularly and take a singular verb. 7.(b) Many pluralistic nounes – plural amount of /quantity of unavailable noun will be the singular verb used. Structure: no no no — no non-counting – singular I think she won`t pass the exam. (no anticipation) I do not think she will pass the exam. (more true) ✔️ remark – This rule does not apply to “hope.” 💯 Click here to compile the main preposition error-detection questions (with a detailed solution) 💯 CLICK HERE FOR THE IMPORTANT ERROR SPOTTING, ADVERB ERROR QUESTIONS (with explanation) 💯 CLICK HERE FOR THE QUESTIONS OF VERBE ERROR-DENTECTION (with explanation) Rule-2 If the percentage or part of what is mentioned is mentioned with plural, the plural verb is used. For example, 30% of Indian women are educated.
16. His parents were angry with him (a)/ because two thousand rupees (b) / were spent by him for useless objects. (c)/ No errorSolution: the error is partly (c) of the sentence. If the combination of the “numeraladjektiv – pluriural noun” gives an impression of a value, distance, height or weight, etc., the verb should be in a singular form. In part (c), the verb should therefore be “what” rather than “were.” Rule-14 If two distinct names linked by ET refer to the same person or the same thing, the verb is unique. Rule-9 When stewardons are used as the object of a sentence, they adopt the singular verb, but when they are bound by “and” they adopt the plural form. Example: Rule 8 Book titles, films, novels, etc. are treated as singular and adopt a singular verb. Example: The Burbs is a film starring Tom Hanks. Rule 4 In sport, while referring to players, the name of the country is followed by the plural verb. Example: England won the World Cup. When a quantity of , many, many, most, and some to refer to number (accounting noun) is used for a plural verb.
17. He acts (a) / as if he were the owner (b) / of the company. (c)/ No errorSolution: the error is part (b) of the sentence. If “yes, if, if, if only etc.” is followed by “being,” one should use the auxiliary verb “were” regardless of whether the subject is of any number.