Also note that phrases like „with,“ „with“ and „so“ are not conjunctions. Compare the following sentences for the subject-verb chord: In this, our longest example, „she“ is the theme, but there are several verbs: „go,“ „quie,“ „find“ and „go […] Open. The only way to sort these verbs is to ask who does what. The flutist and his friend were in the camp before, so „were“ is their action (combined to match their plural status). Note: If a sentence contains a modal verb (z.B. can, can, can, can), this modal must follow the basic form of the verb, regardless of the number and person of the subject. For example: the witness must report to the police (cannot appear). 2. If two or more individual names or pronouns are bound by or even, use a singular verb. „The behavioural research team disagrees with the correct assessment.“ This research was conducted, while the first and second authors were supported by Grant DC-01409, a research and training fellowship funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders at the National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, University of Arizona. During this period, the third author was supported by the Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona.
We thank Brian Butterworth and two anonymous critics for their comments on an earlier version of this article. We are grateful to Jason Barker for testing, stimuli preparation and data analysis, and Martha Barron, Nicole Diamond, Lea Ann Hald and Tracy Love for the subjects. Thanks also to Neal Pearlmutter for talking with us about the results of his experiences with Kay Bock and Susan Garnsey. The results of Experiment 1 were presented at the Annual Conference on Human Sentences, New York, NY, March 1994. Badecker, W., and Kuminiak, F. (2007). Morphology, correspondence and recovery of working memory in the production of sentences: evidence of sex and cases in Slovak. I`m J. J.
Long. 56, 65-85. doi: 10.1016/j.j.j.jml.2006.08.004 Here the conjunction „and“ the singular „seamstress“ and the singular „resident“ marry a plural subject that requires a plural conjugation („were“). Key: subject – yellow, bold; verb – green, emphasize However, the plural verb is used when the focus is on the individuals in the group. It`s much rarer. 4. Is not a contraction of not and should only be used with a singular theme. Don`t is a contraction of no and should only be used with a plural theme. The exception to this rule occurs in the case of the first person and the second person Pronouns I and you. For these pronouns, contraction should not be used.
In both cases, the word „some“ indicates a subset of all possibilities (some, but not all portions of liver, some, but not all dogs). Yet the verb is singular in the first sentence, and the verb in the second sentence is plural. This is because the „liver“ is a non-count-nov, as a meat product, unlike the countable body organ: 10. Collective names are words that involve more than one person, but are considered singular and adopt a singular verb, such as group, team, committee, class and family. All sentences require a subject and a verb.