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Rule 1: If two or more Singular Subjects (Subjects) are joined by 'And', verb is used in Plural Form. e.g., Amit and Sumit come here every day. Amit, Sumit and Ankit have come. Note (i): If these Singular Nouns denote the same person or thing, then verb in Singular Form is used e.g., The great poet and teacher is being honoured. The Chief Engineer and Manager of the factory has agreed.
Note (ii): If two nouns denote a single person or thing, article is used only before the first noun and verb should be used in singular; if they represent different persons or things, articles should be used before both the nouns and verb should be used in Plural Form. e.g., The Chief Engineer and Manager of the factory has agreed The Chief Engineer and the Manager of the factory have agreed. Note (i): If two Subjects together represent or constitute a single thing /object, Verb is used in Singular Form. e.g., The horse and carriage stands at the door. Slow and steady wins the race.