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# Subject-Verb Agreement + Pronouns

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Some quick additions to the M in the SANAM pronouns:
Most/more/majority/minority

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Regarding subject verb agreement, in sentences with both dependent and independent clause - do ALL verbs need to match the subject (Singular/Plural)?

OR do verbs just need to match the clause they are in....for example, if the 1st part of the sentence is a dependent caluse that is plural, should the verbs in dependent clause be in the plural form, despite the independent clause with a subject that is singular?

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Thank you for this detailed post on such an important topic in Verbal. The rules are given in a concise manner. I will definitely be using this style of writing to make my SC Strategy and Rules guide.
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Hi, could somebody please tell me whether academic subjects like Statistics, Mathematics, etc. are considered singular/ plural?

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I saw a couple of questions and remain confused. I understand that "Strawberry and cream" is an unhealthy snack works because it is considered a single unit. However, when it comes to a sentence such as "There is a boy and a girl on the playground", should it be "There are a boy and a girl in the playground"?

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amanmittal7 wrote:
I saw a couple of questions and remain confused. I understand that "Strawberry and cream" is an unhealthy snack works because it is considered a single unit. However, when it comes to a sentence such as "There is a boy and a girl on the playground", should it be "There are a boy and a girl in the playground"?

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In this case, we use "is" with singular and "are" with plural noun (that follows the verb)

There is a boy.
There are two children.

When we have a list of items following the verb, we usually use is/are depending on the number of the first item. Though we are talking about multiple items, but usage of 'are' doesn't sound good.

There is a boy, a girl and a dog.
There are two children and a dog.

Puritans would probably insist on the use of 'are' in all such cases but it is not seen commonly and sounds awkward.
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