If the subject of a sentence consists of two or more nouns or pronouns that are by and connected, use plural verblage. In this example, politics is a single theme; Therefore, the sentence has a singular verb. 7. Nouns such as civics, mathematics, dollars, measles and short stories require singular verbs. RULE3: Some subjects always take a singular verb, although the meaning may seem pluralistic. Example: someone in the game was (not) hurt. 6. The words of each, each, either neither, nor, anyone, each, anyone, nobody, no one is singular and require a singular verb. Expressions of rupture such as half, part of, a percentage of, a majority of are sometimes singular and sometimes plural, depending on the importance. The general rule of subject-verb concordance in the number is as follows: the subject in the singular requires the verb in the singular. The subject in the plural requires the verb in the plural.
How to match subject and verb: 1.Identify the subject of the sentence. 2.Decide if the theme is singular or plural. 3.Finally, decide which verb form corresponds to the subject. Shouldn`t Joe be followed by what, not were, since Joe is singular? But Joe isn`t really here, so let`s say we were, not was.. .