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subjects understood in a special sense

Subjects Understood In a Special Sense Basic Usage and Grammar: Chapter 7

Rule 6: Some subjects , though plural in form, are SINGULAR mathematics news physics economics aeronautics electronics molasses mumps measles … and more!

You try RULE 6! What is RULE 6? Do you remember?? Try it… Mathematics (is, are) my favorite subject. Sheldon thinks physics (is, are) an interesting idea.

What is RULE 6? Do you remember??

Try it…

Mathematics (is, are) my favorite subject.

Sheldon thinks physics (is, are) an interesting idea.

Rule 7: Singular Time Money Weight Measurement usually

You try RULE 7! What is RULE 7? Do you remember?? Let’s see… Fifty dollars (is, are) the cost of the shoes. How many yards (is, are) enough? I think twelve pounds of corn (is, are) enough.

What is RULE 7? Do you remember??

Let’s see…

Fifty dollars (is, are) the cost of the shoes.

How many yards (is, are) enough?

I think twelve pounds of corn (is, are) enough.

Rule 8: Collective Nouns singular usually

group team family class crowd committee Usually SINGULAR… The family is in the kitchen.

Sometimes PLURAL depends on the meaning… SINGULAR The jury is sitting in the jury box. (The group is sitting in the box.) The board of directors supports the measure. PLURAL The jury are out to lunch. (Each member is out to lunch.) The board of directors are divided.

SINGULAR

The jury is sitting in the jury box. (The group is sitting in the box.)

The board of directors supports the measure.

PLURAL

The jury are out to lunch. (Each member is out to lunch.)

The board of directors are divided.

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