Agreement Verb Meaning
Example: the list of items is on the desktop. If you know that the list is the subject, then select is for the verb. If you want to convey the pluralistic meaning of these collective nouns, it is often better to add the word “members” when appropriate. For example: family members; family members; committee members; members of the Committee; staff; team members; Crew members. • A question of who or what takes a singular verb. 6. Collective nouns (group, jury, quantity, team, etc.) can be singular or plural depending on their meaning. Modern English is not very consistent, although it exists. The person and the subject number of the clause determine the person and the verb number of the clause.
This is called subject-verb concordance or concordance: the class and number are indicated with prefixes (or sometimes their absence) that are not always the same for nouns, adjectives and verbs, as shown in the examples. An example of this is the verb to work, which is worded as follows (words are pronounced in italics /tʁa.vaj/): in this example, the jury acts as a single entity; Therefore, the verb is singular. If a sentence contains both a singular and a plural subtext bound by or by or nor, you should cross-reference the verb with the noun closest to it. For example, either Sheila or her daughters go to the game. Here we use the plural, because the plural encounter of girls is the closest to the verb. In Hungarian, verbs are polypersonal, which means that they correspond to more than one of the arguments of the verb: not only with its subject, but also with its (precise) object. There is a distinction between the case where there is a particular object and the case where the object is indeterminate or where there is no object at all. (Adverbians have no influence on the form of the verb.) Examples: Szeretek (I like someone or something unspecified), more (I love him, she, she or she, in particular), szeretlek (I love you); szeret (he loves me, us, you, someone or something indeterminate), szereti (he loves him, him or her specifically). Of course, names or pronouns can specify the exact object. In short, there is a correspondence between a verb and the person and the number of its subject and the specificity of its object (which often relates more or less precisely to the person). The pronouns “everyone, everyone, everything, someone, someone, something, someone, anything, nobody, nobody, nothing, not even none” accept a singular verb. Rule 7.
Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc. if you are considered a unit.