CORRECT USAGE From: Wren & Martin Agreement of the Verb with the Subject Part 3
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject According to the present market rate twelve dozen cost one hundred rupees. o Navy o Incorrect: Members of the navy-is ealled as sailers Correct: Members of the navy are called as sailors.
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject Gentry : People with good social position are collectively called as Gentry-Ta TRF Incorrect: The tentryts-well Correct: The gentry are well educated Police Incorrect:The Correct: The police have arrested the culprit. People Incorrect: pe ple hast timete-ee k. Correct: People have no time to cook. Hee has-afrestedthe eutprit-
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject a Clergy Correct: The clergy were invited for the party aVermin Incorrect: hevermine dangerous Correct: The vermin are dangerous Folk Incorrect Correct: Some folk are afraid of police.
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject Public o Incorrect: Correct: The public are waiting for the guest to arrive a Cattle incorrect: Catteis trazin Correct: Cattle are grazing o Poultry Incorrect: Petttfyis farmed-in treat Atmbers+ith chickens-to-earn profi Correct: Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens to earn profit.
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject Peasantry Incorrect:TheteasantryHAAGHats very peef; Correct: The peasantry in Agra are very poor. a Audience Correct: The atdieneetstequestedt e-ints-seats Incorrect: The audience are requested to be in their seats. Family: Incorrect: A he members ofthe-family4s-excited- Correct: All the members of the family are excited.
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject Staff Incorrect:The-staff haseame any-awards-this-year- Correct: The staff have earned many awards this year. Majority Incorrect:The maHority-of-pe Correct: The majority of people are interested in sports. plets-interestedin spe s- Minority Incorrect: Hinority-partes has trown ve-past 2-years- Correct: Minority parties have grown over past 2 years
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject NOne None are so deaf as those who wilt not hear. Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young.
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject The Committee has issued its report. a The Committee are divided on one minor point. The Committee has appended a note to its (not their) report. (append = SUT)
Agreement of the Verb with the Subject The Arabian Nights is still a great favourite. (The Arabian Nights = haar E) The United States has a big navy. Plutarch's Lives is an interesting book. Gulliver's Travels was written by Swift.