Article 7. Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if they are considered a unit. In very, very rare situations, you can find a sentence on ACT English in which a subject comes after a verb, but is not preceded by a prepositional sentence. We still have «similar equipment,» which may not be correct because the equipment is a unique name. the subject of the sentence. A single subject must be paired with a singular verb in the same tension. The current verb «are» is plural and must be replaced by a singular verb «is.» Article 3. The verb in either or either, or neither or the sentence is not closest to the name or pronoun. Identify the topic first. The theme is «apples.» The phrase «in the fruit basket» is a preposition beginning with the word «in.» The prepositional sentence indicates where the apples are. The ACT tries to deceive you by placing a single name «basket» right in front of a singular verb «is.» The theme of the phrase – «apples» is plural, so the verb should be plural, i.e. «being.» The corrected version of this sentence is: What is a subject? My dog. What for? Because he`s the one who makes the grunt.

RULE8: Some names are certainly plural in form, but in fact singularly in the sense. Example: Mathematics is (not) a simple subject for some people. Now that you are familiar with the issues surrounding the arrangement of thematic verbs on the ACT, you should familiarize yourself with what has been tested on ACT English. If you need a punctuation update, read this article on commas and this article on punctuation such as double dots, semicolons and dashes. Article 2. Two distinct subjects that are linked by or, or, either by a singular verb. Here too, the theme of the phrase is «my dog,» because it is the one that is described as golden retriever. Tip 1- Unspecified pronouns are considered singular and require a singular verb. In a sentence with description, usually with the verb «being,» the subject is described the name. Since the subjects are both «potato chips» and «cupcakes,» the corresponding verb should be used in plural form «are». This is the plural verb, because the pronoun refers to princesses. This type of construction takes only a singular verb when only is placed in front of one.

For example, interruption sentences are phrases that separate the subject from his verb and make it more difficult to identify the subject and determine the corresponding verb.