Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,740
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default subject verb agreement

    The horse and carriage is at the door.
    Bread and butter is his only food.
    His secretary and his typist are on leave today.

    Why `is' in the first and second sentences? Why not `are'?

  2. #2
    svartnik is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,892
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: subject verb agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The horse and carriage is at the door.
    Bread and butter is his only food.
    His secretary and his typist are on leave today.

    Why `is' in the first and second sentences? Why not `are'?
    Because the compound subject is viewed as one thing

Similar Threads

  1. Agreement between subject and verb
    By Robert J. Pohl in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-Jan-2007, 03:33
  2. Please suggest an activity for teaching Subject Verb Agreement
    By Unregistered in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Dec-2006, 21:24
  3. subject verb agreement
    By chiewnet in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2006, 03:34
  4. Subject Verb..agreement
    By ELC in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-May-2006, 23:42
  5. 23 rules on the agreement of subject & verb
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Sep-2004, 23:35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk