Notes On More Rules - Subject Verb Concord - CBSE Class 10 English Grammar
The subject of the sentence should agree with the verb in number and person. 1. When the subject of a sentence is composed of two or more nouns or pronouns connected by and, use a plural verb.   Example: Sarita and Malini are at the fair. 2. When two or more singular nouns or pronouns are connected by or or nor, use a singular verb.      Example:The paper or the file is in the drawer. 3. When a compound subject contains both a singular and a plural noun or pronoun joined by or or nor, the verb should agree with the part of the subject that is nearer the verb.      Example: Suresh or his friends run every day.                     His friends or Suresh runs every day.

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The subject of the sentence should agree with the verb in number and person. 1. When the subject of a sentence is composed of two or more nouns or pronouns connected by and, use a plural verb.   Example: Sarita and Malini are at the fair. 2. When two or more singular nouns or pronouns are connected by or or nor, use a singular verb.      Example:The paper or the file is in the drawer. 3. When a compound subject contains both a singular and a plural noun or pronoun joined by or or nor, the verb should agree with the part of the subject that is nearer the verb.      Example: Suresh or his friends run every day.                     His friends or Suresh runs every day.
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