Rule 5b: Parentheses are not part of the subject. Example: Rule 1: A subject will be in front of a sentence beginning with. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-verb-error. Question 9. (i) Mathematics is an interesting subject (ii) Mathematics was an interesting subject (iii) Mathematics is an interesting subject (iv) Mathematics is/was an interesting subject Inserting the correct form of the contemporary form of verbs in parentheses into the following sentences: 1. New planes ….. Very quickly. (Mouches) 2. The river ….. It`s good in the summer. (see) 3.
Mangoes …. Freshness. (see) 4. A friend of mine…. In the same school as me. I read it. 5. The owners of this factory …. very rich and ….. in big houses.
(be, live) 6. Some women …. All aboard….. She`s sick. (Aversion, do) 7. Boys ….. every day at school. (go) 8. It …….
to see pictures. (how) 9. I….. like him…….. That`s right. (Miracles, do) 10. You….. what………….. This is me. (Knowledge, trouble) Q.
In each of these sentences, specify a verb in keeping with the theme. Question two. Fill out the sentences below with an appropriate help form. (i) You drive continuously for hours. You are very tired. (a) must b) (c) d) If the subject is plural, but represents a single figure or quantity, a singular verb is required. One hundred kilometres is a long distance. A thousand rupees is not much these days. Dal and Roti are a dinner in northern India. A Thousand Leagues Under The Sea is a famous novel. Question 8.
(i) Furniture in the classroom was new (ii) Furniture in the classroom is new (iii) Furniture in the classroom is new (iv) Furniture in the classroom is/were new exceptions (i) The verb « be » and its forms are an exception to this rule: it is a friend. I`m your friend. They`re friends. Q. Fill in the spaces and select the right verbs in brackets. Present Tense A verb must correspond in number and in person with its subject. (a) If the subject is third, no one is singular, most English verbs end in -s or -it, but there are no -s or -it in plural thirds. He goes to school. You go to school. Sita goes to school. Sita and Rama go to school.