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    Subject-verb agreement

    I need your help with these:
    1- Every one of the students has a schedual.( why has not have?)
    2- Some of the desks in the classeoom(is-are)broken
    3- None of the students (was- were)late today.
    4- The number of students in this room(is-are )twenty.
    5- The old in my country (is-are)caredfor by their children.
    Many thanks.


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    Re: Subject-verb agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by wissmayes View Post
    I need your help with these:
    1- Every one of the students has a schedual.( why has not have?) "every one" = singular
    2- Some of the desks in the classeoom(is-are)broken Some= plural
    3- None of the students (was- were)late today. None - not one = singular
    4- The number of students in this room(is-are )twenty. number = singular
    5- The old in my country (is-are)caredfor by their children. old [people] = plural
    Many thanks.
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    Re: Subject-verb agreement

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    Thank you .
    But:
    In my grammar book there is a rule said:
    One of, each of, every one of *are followed by specific plural count nouns.


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    Re: Subject-verb agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by wissmayes View Post
    One of, each of, every one of *are followed by specific plural count nouns.

    I recommend you to place your grammar book in the garbage can.


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    Re: Subject-verb agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by wissmayes View Post
    Thank you .
    But:
    In my grammar book there is a rule said:
    One of, each of, every one of *are followed by specific plural count nouns.
    STOP! Don't throw out the grammar book quite yet.
    What your grammar book is telling you is exactly what you see in your first sentence:
    .
    One of the answers
    Each of the sentences
    Every one of the students
    .
    However, you need a singular verb because the verb must agree with one/each/every one.

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