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авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
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these expressions when determining whether to use a singular or plural verb.
Rule 8 The pronouns each, everyone, every one, everybody, anyone, anybody, someone, and somebody are singular and require singular verbs. Do not be misled by what follows of.
Rule 9 With words that indicate portions — part, majority, some, all, none, and so forth - look at the noun in your of-phra- se (object of the preposition) to determine whether to use a singular or plural verb. If the object of the preposition is singular, use a singular verb. If the object of the preposition is plural, use a plural verb.
Rule 10 The expression the number is followed by a singular verb while the expression a number is followed by a plural verb.
Rule 11 When either and neither are subjects, they always take singular verbs.
Rule 12 The words here and there have generally been labelled as adverbs even though they indicate place. In sentences beginning with here or there, the subject follows the verb. Rule 13 Use a singular verb with sums of money or periods of time.
Rule 14 Sometimes the pronoun who, that, or which is the subject of a verb in the middle of the sentence. The pronouns who, that, and which become singular or plural according to the noun directly in front of them. So, if that noun is singular, use a singular verb. If it is plural, use a plural verb.
3 Fill in the blanks with the correct words.
1. A student in the Netherlands usually ... (to learn) to speak English, French, and German in school.
2. Clara is so arrogant! She, as well as her boyfriend, ... (to think) she is far and away better than you or I ... (to be) just because she two years older.
3. Americans are quite open-minded when it comes to national cuisine. The majority of them ... (to be) never afraid to accept new ideas and methods of cooking.