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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Subject-Verb Agreement | Learn English Grammar Online

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Are you sometimes wondering whether you should use a singular verb or a plural

verb with certain nouns? For example 'data' or 'headquarters'?

Are you unsure what type of verb to use with indefinite pronouns,

such as 'everybody' or 'someone'?

Then join me in this lesson for a review of these tricky cases.

Hello and welcome everyone this is Minoo at Anglo-Link.

Today we are going to look at the topic of

subject-verb agreement.

Often it's quite obvious whether a noun or a pronoun takes a

singular or a plural verb. 'he is', 'they are', 'Jane works', 'Jane and John work'.

However there are nouns and pronouns that don't make it so obvious.

For example, an indefinite pronoun 'everyone'. Is it 'everyone know ...' or 'everyone knows ...'

Or a noun like 'data', irregular plural, is it 'the data is ...' or 'the data are ...'

By the end of this lesson, you will have learned whether you should use a

singular or a plural verb with these tricky nouns and pronouns.

So when you're ready, we can begin.

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