A sentence’s subject must agree in number with its verb. Thus, singular
verbs should be used for singular subjects, and plural verbs should be used
for plural subjects.
➲ In each of these sentences, the singular subject is underlined, and the
singular verb is italicized. Sam holds the school record for the mile run.
This woman knows that subject very well. Kara performs with the local dance company.
➲ In each of these sentences, the plural subject is underlined, and the
plural verb is italicized.
These two seniors hold the record for the mile run.
These women know that subject very well. They perform with the local dance company.
a. Counter people? Drivers? Yes. Theyre important enough for this tiny investment.
b. Theyll be proud to leave their card with every customer and every prospect.
c. Theyll use the card with friends and relatives and your name will be in many more places.