Agreement With Be And Have

However, if we are not careful, we can falsely call drivers a subject, because it is closer to the verb than to the car. If we choose the plural tab, we mistakenly choose the plural verbage. Examples: a large part of the cake has disappeared. Many pies are gone. A third of the city is unemployed. One third of the population is unemployed. All the cake is gone. All the cakes are gone. Part of the cake is missing.

Some cakes are missing. Finally, in constructions of type « X Y », the verb always corresponds to X. For more information about the subject-verb agreement, see Plural. In this example, « students » is a plural noun and « you » is the appropriate plural pronoun to replace the noun. In the English language, the plural pronoun of the third person has no sex (unlike the singular « his » or « her »). Note that APA 7 also recommends the use of the singular « she, » meaning that using « them » as singular pronouns without sex allows for statements that do not accept sex or attribute individuals. . . .