Shouldn`t Joe be followed by what, not were, since Joe is singular? But Joe isn`t really there, so let`s say we weren`t there. The sentence demonstrates the subjunctive mind used to express hypothetical, desiring, imaginary, or objectively contradictory things. The subjunctive connects singular subjects to what we usually think of as a plural rush. However, the plural is used when the focus is on the individual in the group. It is much rarer. 11. Expressions as with, with, including, accompanied by, in addition to or do not change the subject number. If the subject is singular, the verb is also. Key: subject = yellow, bold; verb = green, underlined rule 3. The verb in an or, or, or, or not, or ni/or sentence corresponds to the noun or pronoun closest to it.
10. (The same is true, of course, if everyone, everyone, more, most and some act as subjects.) Sums and products of mathematical processes are expressed in singular and require singular verbs. The phrase „more than one“ (strangely) takes on a singular verb: „More than one student has tried to do so.“ Pronouns are neither singular nor singular and require singular seditions, although they seem, in some way, to relate to two things. Some indefinite pronouns are always singular and need a singular verb, for example: everyone, everything, nobody, someone Note: the word dollar is a special case. When we talk about a sum of money, we need a singular, but if we refer to the dollars themselves, a plural abrasing is necessary. Basic principle: singular subjects need singular verbs; Plural subjects need plural abdelle. On the other hand, there is an indeterminate pronoun, none that can be either singular or plural; It doesn`t matter if you use a singular or a plural plate, unless something else in the sentence determines its number. (Writers usually don`t think of anyone not to mean just any one, and choose a plural verb, as in „No engine works,“ but if something else causes us not to consider any as one, we want a singular verb, as in „None of the foods are fresh.“) Sentences like with, as well as, and with, are not the same as and. The sentence, which is introduced both by and at the same time, changes the previous word (in this case mayor), but it does not connect the themes (like the word and would do).
This rule can lead to bumps in the road. For example, if I am one of the two (or more) subjects, it could lead to this strange sentence: rule 2. . . .