As a phrase like “Neither my brothers nor my father will sell the house” seems strange, it is probably a good idea to bring the plural subject closer to the verb whenever possible. In agreement or able to cooperate easily What prompted you to seek an agreement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible). The unanimous adjective comes from the Latin word unanimus, which means “a spirit.” So if people think unanimously, they all have the same idea in mind. A vote is unanimous, if all voters agree. Marcus Cicero said, “The power is great, the authority of a Senate that is unanimous in its opinions.” Sometimes names take strange forms and can fool us to think that they are plural if they are truly singular and vice versa. You`ll find more help in the section on plural forms of nouns and in the section on collective nouns. Words such as glasses, pants, pliers and scissors are considered plural (and require plural verbs), unless they are followed by the pair of sentences (in this case, the pair of words becomes subject). Sometimes modifiers come between a subject and its verb, but these modifiers should not confuse the match between the subject and his verb. You will find additional help for the agreement between themes in the Pluriurale section. Formally, in accordance with what has been said or approved, these findings are at odds with our previous conclusions. in accordance with or against a fact, the rule or principle all together at the same time, in a way that is the complete concordance of expressions of rupture as half, part of, a majority of are sometimes singular and sometimes plural, depending on the meaning. (The same is true, of course, when all, all, more, most and some act as subjects.) The totals and products of mathematical processes are expressed in singular and require singular verbs.
The phrase “more than one” (weirdly) takes on a singular verb: “More than one student has tried to do so.” “Okay.” Merriam-Webster.com thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/agreement. Access 27 Nov 2020. On the other hand, there is an indeterminate pronoun, none that can be singular or plural; It doesn`t matter if you use a singular or a plural adverb, unless something else in the sentence determines its number. (Writers generally do not consider any to be meaningful and choose a plural verb as in “None of the engines work,” but if something else leads us to consider none as one, we want a singular verb, as in “None of the food is fresh.”) Britannica.com: Encyclopedia Article on the Agreement If a group or decision is unanimous, it means that everyone fully agrees. Imagine letting the students of the second grade vote on what to serve at lunch: pizzas and sweets would be the unanimous choice! NGLISH: Translation of the agreement for Spanish spokespeople In the informal letter do not take neither and sometimes even a plural verb, if these pronouns are followed by a prepositionphrase that begins with. This is especially true for interrogation constructions: “Did two clowns read the mission?” “You`re taking this seriously?” Burchfield calls it “a conflict between the fictitious agreement and the actual agreement.” We all agree that Mr. Ross should resign. The Council agrees with the government`s policy. Some indeterminate pronouns are particularly annoying Everyone and everyone (listed above, too) certainly feel like more than one person and therefore students are sometimes tempted to use a plural verb with them.