The list of Primary 5 English Grammar: subject-verb-agreement below contains the common mistakes students may make when deciding which number (singular and plural) agree(s) with the subject and verb.

1) Neither of/Either of



Either of the students is right.

Neither of the doctors has arrived.

2) Neither..nor / Either..or

– depends on the noun closest to the blank


Neither Jane nor the boys have arrived.

Either the tigers or the elephant is making all that noise 

BE CAREFUL *Neither Jane nor I am going for the show

3) Each / everyone / every / no one



Each of the buildings is surrounded by a high fence.

Every table has a tablecloth

4) All of / Some of / A lot of

In sentences beginning with all of or some of, the true subject follows the verb


All of the equipment has been moved

Some of the pies are burnt

A lot of pie has disappeared

5) None of



None of the elephants is pink

None of the girls plays the violin

6) Here/ There

Subject follows the verb


There is a pie

There are five pies

Here is a ladder

Here are the ladders

2023 P5 English tuition timetable

BranchDayStart timeEnd time
Bukit TimahTHU3 pm5 pm
Bukit TimahSUN12 pm2 pm
Hougang PelikatWED5 pm7 pm
Hougang PelikatSAT1.30 pm3.30 pm
Hougang PelikatSAT3.30 pm5.30 pm