English For Today (September 16, 2018) by Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

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English For Today (September 16, 2018) by Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

More rules

GAB with his friends is here (not, are). When conjunctions such as with, together with, as well as and in association with join two subjects, the first subject controls the verb.


English For Today (September 15, 2018) by Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

The installation of the computers has been done (not, have). The most important word in a noun phrase controls the verb and that’s “installation” in the given sentence.

Your glasses are nice (not, is). Items that have two parts such as glasses, trousers, jeans, binoculars and so on take plural verbs. However, when they are used with partitives such as “a pair of”, they take singular verbs: Your pair of glasses is nice.


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Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose
Academic Advisor, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan;
Doctoral Student of English, University of Ibadan.

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