1.Collective nouns like herd, senate, class, crowd, etc. usually take a singular verb form.
The herd is stampeding.
2. Titles of books, movies, novels, etc. are treated as singular and take a singular verb.
The Burbs is a movie starring Tom Hanks.
3. With indefinite quantifiers (e.g., all, few, many, much, some), the verb agrees with the preceding noun or clause:
(a)With a singular or non-count noun or clause, use a singular verb:
Ex: Much of the book seems relevant to this study.
All the information is current
(b)With a plural noun, use a plural verb:
Ex: Many researchers depend on grants from industry.
All the studies are current.