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

singular

Examples

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

Examples:

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

singular

Example

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

Examples

All of the equipment has been moved

Some of the pies are burnt

A lot of pie has disappeared

5) None of

singular

Example

None of the elephants is pink

None of the girls plays the violin

6) Here/ There

Subject follows the verb

Example

There is a pie

There are five pies

Here is a ladder

Here are the ladders

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