Examples: Three miles is too far on foot. Five years is the maximum penalty for this offence. $10 is a price to pay. But ten dollars (i.e. dollar bills) were scattered on the ground. The word there, a contraction of that, leads to bad habits in informal sentences as there are many people here today, because it is easier to say ”there is” than ”there is.” The ability to find the right topic and verb will help you correct the errors of the subject verb agreement. It is recommended to rewrite these sentences whenever possible. The previous sentence would be even better than Rule 3. The verb in either or either, or neither or the sentence is not closest to the name or pronoun. In these sentences, break and enter and bed and breakfast are composed of names. This rule can cause shocks on the road. For example, if I am one of the two subjects (or more), this could lead to this strange phrase: explanation: the themes ”team” and ”collection” are singular, because in each sentence there is only one ”team of Americans” and a ”collection of documents”. Although they are collective nouns, as they are a group, they nevertheless adopt singular verbs in American English usage.
Article 6. In sentences that begin here or there, the real subject follows the verb. I would say C, because ”seem” just doesn`t sound right in that particular sentence. I`m sorry if the answer is wrong. That`s exactly what I think. Sorry again in advance, if that`s wrong! Joe should not follow, was not, since Joe is unique? But Joe isn`t really there, so let`s say that wasn`t the case. The sentence shows the subjunctive mind used to express things that are hypothetical, desirable, imaginary or objectively contradictory. The connective subjunctive mind pairs individual subjects with what we usually consider plural verbs. The first example expresses a wish, not a fact; Therefore, what we usually consider plural is used with the singular. (Technically, this is the singular theme of the object clause in the subjunctive mind: it was Friday.) Usually, it would look awful. However, in the second example, where a question is formulated, the spirit of subjunctive is true.
Note: the subjunctive mind is losing ground in spoken English, but should nevertheless be used in speeches and formal writings. Article 10. The word has been replaced by phrases expressing a wish or contrary to the fact: Rule 1. A theme will be in front of a sentence that will begin. It is a key rule for understanding the subjects. The word is the culprit in many, perhaps most, subject-word errors. Too many writers, speakers, readers and listeners may regret the all-too-frequent error in the following sentence: staff decide how they intend to vote.