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    • Join Date: Jun 2005
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    Smile ask teacher

    thanks for your reply.but i am so sad that i could not get more replies but only one.anyhow thanks for that reply
    i am here again with subject-verb agreement
    1.some of the votes (seems) to have been miscounted.
    2.there (have) to be some people left in that town after yesterday's flood.
    3.some of the grain (appear) contaminated.
    4.there (is) plenty of room in the back row.
    verb in the brackets are correct or not?i am eagerly waiting for your many many replies.

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: ask teacher

    'some' is a quantifier. It measures quantity, so it takes a singular verb if its object is non-count, and it takes a plural verb if its object is count and plural, like this,

    Some milk is on the floor. ('milk' is a non-count noun, singular)
    Some books are on the floor. ('books' is a count noun, and its plural)

    'there' is an empty subject. If its reference is singular then the verb will be signular. If its referent is plural then the verb will be plural, like this,

    There is a book on the table.
    There are books on the table.

    Try again. We'll be here to help you.

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