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English: Subject and Verb Agreement

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Basic Rule:
A singular subject takes a singular verb, while a plural subject takes a plural verb.

Example:
She dances gracefully. (singular)
They dance together. (plural)

Rule 1:
Two singular subjects connected by "or" or "nor" require a singular verb.

Example:
Mom or dad is arriving at 10 in the morning.

Rule 2:
Two singular subjects connected by "either/or" or "neither/nor" require a singular verb.

Example:
Neither Tina nor Anne is available.
Either Tom or Dan is working today.

Rule 3:
If "I" is one of the two subjects connected by either/or or neither/nor,
put it second and follow it with the singular verb am.

Example:
Neither she nor I am going to the party.

Rule 4:
If a singular subject is connected by "or" or "nor" to a plural subject,place the plural subject last and use a plural verb.

Example:
The cook book or the fiction novels go on that shelf.

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Rule 5:
If a singular and plura…