If the subjects related by “or”, “nor” are of different numbers, the verb must be plural and the plural subject must be placed next to the verb. Example: 8. The man with all the birds (live, live) in my street. Question 3. Underline the verbs in the following sentences and indicate whether they are in the active or passive voice. Sita loves Savitri. (ii) The wall is built by the mason. (iii) Some boys helped the injured man. Iv) The man killed the snake. (v) The food prepared by Asha was eaten by Ram. Answer: (i) Sita loves Savitri. – (Active) (ii) The wall is built by the mason. – (Passive) (iii) Some boys helped the injured man.
– (Active) (iv) Man killed the snake. – (Active) (v) The food prepared by Asha was eaten by Ram. Prepared – (Active) has been eaten — (Passive) The title of a book, play, history, musical composition and the name of a country, although the plural takes on a singular verb. Example: a collective noun takes on a singular verb when the collection is considered as a whole. Example: Question 2. Indicate whether the underlined verbs in the sentences below were used in their transitive or intransform form. (i) The ants fought the wasps. (ii) Some ants fight violently.
Iii) Ring the bell, Rama. (iv) The vessel was dispatched promptly. (v) This horse never walks. Answer: (i) Transitiv (ii) Intransitiv (iii) Transitiv (iv) Intransitiv (v) Intransiv 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. Some nouns that are in the plural form, but the singular in the sense, take on a singular verb. Example: Select the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. If two subjects express an idea together, the verb will be in the singular. For example, he is a good boy. (Singularsubstreff, Singularverb) They are good players (plural subject, plural) If two or more subjects are related to each other by “and”, the abbreviated plural is used. Example: if two singulars refer to the same person or the same thing, the verb must be singular. Example: It should be noted that the article is only used once when both names relate to the same person.
If reference was made to different people, the article would be used before each noun and the verb would be plural. Example: 22. The Prime Minister, with his wife, (greets, greets) warmly the press. If the subject of the verb is a relative pronoun, care should be taken to ensure that the verb in number and person corresponds to the precursor of the parent. Example: when individual subjects have “each” or “each” in front of them, the verb is usually singular. Example: It should be noted, however, that if we think of the individuals who make up the collective noun, it can take a plural verblage. Example: words associated with a singular subject, standing with, with, in addition, in addition or in parentheses, and therefore do not affect the number of verbs. . . .