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  • 10. April 2021

    Majority Minority Subject Verb Agreement

    Expressions of explanatory expressions and between the two have no effect on the verb-subject chord. A majority of voters support Jones. The majority of voters support Jones. Preposition phrases after unspecified pronouns generally do not affect the number of verbs (see Rule 15). Exceptions to Rule 15 are unspecified pronouns and quantifiers (z.B. percent, fraction, part, some, all, most, more, none, in part, remains). To determine whether a singular or plural verb should be used with phrases containing such unspecified pronouns, look at the name in the sentence that follows the pronoun (i.e. you are looking at the object of the preposition). If the name is singular, use a singular verb; If the noun is plural, use a plural verb. If the object of a sentence is composed of two or more subtantives or pronouns bound by a plural verb, use it.

    The theme of a sentence must correspond to the verb of the sentence: If majority/minority means a certain percentage, you can use either a singular or a plural verb: some collectives, such as „number“ and „majority,“ may be singular or plural depending on the article used: the number of guests is smaller this year. A number of guests come from Germany. In a collective noun, use either a singular or a plural verb, depending on whether you want to highlight the group or its individual members: names like diabetes, measles, citizens, mathematics and news require singular verbs. A singular subject takes a singular verb, and a plural subject takes on a plural verb. They take a singular verb if they refer to a single quantity: the majority have been vaccinated/vaccinated. Grammarians disagree on whether the majority and the minority are singular, plural or collective. Quoting Fowler (1965), Celce-Murcia and Larsen Freeman (1999), they find that the majority and the minority have three meanings: names like scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plurals. (Note that these instruments and tools are made up of two parts of work.) Rule 19 Number, Diversity, Majority/Minority of On one of my college proposals, I wrote: „The minority of people in society is a thinker of origin; The others are people who follow this minority. Is it grammatically correct because „is“ refers to minorities, not people? Rule 7 Or, either – or not only – or not only, but also: Composite subject with singular and plural subjects Note that in the previous sentence example, the spirit of conjunctivism is expressed by the use of a singular subject, „population,“ and a plural „were.“ Original thinkers are a minority; The majority follow them.

    If two separate subjects refer to the same person or thing, use a singular verb (see Rule 4).


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