Subject Verb Agreement General Rule
Note: If these expressions are replaced by “and”, the subjects are considered plural, and the verbs must therefore be plural. 5. Subjects are not always in question in front of verbs. Be sure to identify the subject accurately before opting for the right verb form. 7. Nouns such as civics, mathematics, dollars, measles and short stories require singular verbs. People are often confused when deciding whether a singular or plural verb should match certain collective nouns. Note: The following sentences are also considered collective nouns and therefore singular subjects. However, the plural is used when the focus is on the individual in the group.
It is much rarer. In meadows, nouns and verbs form plurality in an opposite way: subjects and verbs must correspond numerically for a set to have meaning.