4. The following verbs may be regular or irregular: Insert the correct form of the present tense of the verbs indicated in parentheses in the following sentences: 1. New aircraft …….. Very quickly. (fly) 2. The river…….. It`s beautiful in summer. I don`t get 2,000 3. Mangoes…….. Fresh. I don`t get 2,000 4. One of my friends…….. In the same school as me.
(read) 5. The owners of this factory…….. very rich and …….. In large houses. (be, live) 6. Some women…….. Traveling by car like it…….. They are sick. (aversion, do) 7. Boys……..
every day at school. Come on, come on. 8. He…….. to view images. I like that. 9. I……..
like him…….. That`s right. 10. You…….. what…….. Me. (know, trouble) Present A verb must correspond in number and person about it. (a) If the subject is third, person singular, most English verbs end on -s or -il, but there is no -s or -il on the plural of the third person. He goes to school. They go to school.
Sita goes to school. Sita and Rama go to school. You eat a mango. Ram eats a mango. 4. The poet and the singer agreed to come. (Here we use plural verblage, as both nouns refer to two different people.) Question 9. (i) Mathematics is an interesting subject (ii) mathematics was an interesting subject (iii) mathematics is an interesting subject (iv) mathematics is/have been an interesting subject If you associate two nouns, either/or not/or, the verb should correspond to the noun that goes or after. Description: “The poet and singer” suggests the singular; Therefore, “is” correct.
(If “the” is also used in front of the singer – the poet and THE SINGER – then the subject becomes plural – otherwise the word poet and singer means the same person – Swanand Kirkire.) Exceptions (i) The verb “to be” and its forms are exempt from this rule: he is a friend. I am your friend. They are friends. 3. The poet and singer is always very punctual. (Here we use a singular verb, because both nouns refer to the same person. Note that the item is only used once.) Rule 6: In sentences that begin with here or there, the real subject follows the verb. Example Rule 8: With words that indicate parts – for example, many, a majority, a few, all – Rule 1, which is indicated earlier in this section, is reversed, and we rely on the name. If the noun is singular, use singular verbage.
If it is plural. We use a plural code. Examples 9. Seema and Nita went to school. (Use a plural platelet according to both. and..) Add the correct form of the present verbs in the spaces in the following sentences: 1. A good dictionary …….. A lot. (Costs) 2. These five chairs…….. a thousand rupees.
(Costs) 3. 10 kilometers…….. a long distance on foot. (Be) 4. Sita…….. Next to my house. (live) 5. Bread and butter…….. Healthy food. (Be) 6.
One of these three boys…….. Every year, first in his class. (Stand) 7. My dragon…….. Very high in the sky. (fly) 8. You…….. dark. I don`t get 2,000 9. All the students of this school…….. English. (learn) 10.
My lawn…….. Very beautiful in spring. I don`t have 2,000 Answers 1. Cost 2. Cost 3. is 4. lives 5. is 6. is 7. flies 8.
Show 9. learn 10. Rule 5a: Sometimes the subject is used by words as with, thus, in addition, no, etc. Disconnected from the verb. These words and phrases are not part of the topic. Ignore them and use a singular if the subject is singular. Examples (d) If the subject is plural but represents a single figure or size, it adopts a singular verb. One hundred kilometers is a long distance….