№287 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
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A Scotsman was so much troubled with his tooth that he decided to have it extracted.
"How much will it cost?" he asked. "£50," replied the dentist.
"£50 is too much for only a few minutes work," said the Scotsman.
"Well, I can pull it slowly if you like," said the dentist. "Look," said the Scotsman, "here's £5. Just loosen it a little."
• Russia is the nation that seems to have bought all football clubs in England.
b) Think what makes them peculiar. Then discuss with your partner.
2 Read the following grammar rule and find examples in ex.1 to illustrate them. Write them down. Compare in groups of three.
BASIC RULE. A singular subject takes a singular verb, while a plural subject takes a plural verb.
Rule 1 Two singular subjects connected by or or nor require a singular verb.
Rule 2 Two singular subjects connected by either/or or neither/nor require a singular verb as in Rule 1. Rule 3 When I is one of the two subjects connected by either/ or or neither/nor, put it second and follow it with the singular verb am.
Rule 4 When a singular subject is connected by or or nor to a plural subject, put the plural subject last and use a plural verb. Rule 5 When a singular and plural subject are connected by ei-ther/or or neither/nor, put the plural subject last and use a plural verb.
Rule 6 As a general rule, use a plural verb with two or more subjects when they are connected by and.
Rule 7 Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words such as along with, as well as, besides, or not. Ignore