.There's a proverb " Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Question: Should the verb "make" be singular or plural? If it should be singular, why?Because the subjects of the verb i.e. "Earlt to bed = one thing, early to rise = one thing" are actually two things. Aren't they? If there's another grammatical rule, I may not know, in which we take two things joined by "and" as one thing, kindly explain it to me. It' been troubling me for ages. The two things together are what makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. The combined actions of early retiring and early rising.
Question 2: Is the sentence "Ball be thrown and caught by the students." right when writing an instruction for the teacher who is going to take the period of physical education.Remember that the teacher will throw the ball and student will catch it. Isn't this subjunctive? Can we use this form here as an imperative sentence? Please help. I would have phrased it "Ball to be thrown for the students to catch".