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English Language: UNIZIK: My father, friends, siblings and I............. hungry (A) are (B) is (C) am (D) were?

Posted: 27-Feb-2015 [08:17:56] by Chiamaka Chukwuka

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Justine Eluwa answer;
When there is more than one subject in a sentence, it is the last one that determines the verb in that sentence. And if the last subject is singular, it must take a singular verb, thesame thing is applicable to plural subjects.
So (B) is the correct answer.
27-Feb-2015 11:28:28 ·
Bezy24; guy u b guru o.but the answer na C
28-Feb-2015 14:52:04 ·
Chiamaka Chukwuka; Sure, Justine dear you did a wonderful explanation here but your answer is wrong cos there's nothing like "I is hungry" rather you make use of the other singular verb in option C i.e "am". So the correct form of the sentence becomes; My father, friends, siblings and I am hungry.
28-Feb-2015 18:32:08 ·
Justine Eluwa; Remember, in english the answers we consider to be wrong becouse of the way they sound when pronounce them, are likely to be the correct ans.
28-Feb-2015 21:06:17 ·
Vickiee; There's a conjunction there; "and". Collectively it simply is WE are hungry. It's when there's "either... or" or "neither... nor" . I'll go for A (are)
28-Apr-2015 18:20:57 ·
Vickiee; ..."Neither... Nor" that the last subject determines the verb**
28-Apr-2015 18:32:40 ·
olamide.; d question is quite different frm neither/nor, either/or and weither/or
17-Jun-2015 13:33:59 ·
lauging gas; Justin is quite correct...d answer is "B"...the question is based on the "accompaniment concord" when it is used d subject of d clause i.e my father would b d noun or pronoun that comes before the word of accompaniment...i.e my father is the noun that comes before friends,sibling and I...therefore it is the subject...and since my father is a verb then "IS" is the correct answer...so it is not on how it sounds...just know d rule of concord
07-Jul-2015 16:15:45 ·
barchion; What are you people talking about?? There are more than one person involved in the sentence, also "and" is present!! The answer is=A "are"
07-Jul-2015 18:32:09 ·
lauging gas; Lol...I can argue abt this to any where...the answer is B=is...we are considering d subject...i.e d father which is a singular subject so it takes a singular verb
e.g the principal with all then teachers and students .............. (A) has arrived (B) were arriving (C)have arrived (C)were to arrive...can u answer that????
07-Jul-2015 19:56:54 ·
Augusti; My guy, you're wrong. That which you posted works only if there's is a prepositional phrase or correlative conjunctions in the sentence, eg. 'The woman no less than her daughter is beautiful' or 'Either Jonathan or Buhari would have won the election'. What you posted can only be right if we have ' My father, friends, siblings are and I_hungry'. The right ans is 'are'. Imagine yourself saying ' The hen, goat and sheep is dying'. Does that make any sense to you? You can consult textbooks like Corrective English and New Oxford Sec. and even British and American interviews, write-ups and movies. I very much believe you've not heard Prof. Soyinka, Britons, Americans or other native English speakers say, 'Sam, my tutors, the web designers and I am/is working on something.' The law of concord of proximity works only on sentences with prepositional phrases and correlative conjunctions, get that to your upstairs. Funny, 'Love and I is friends', 'My siblings and I am going'...lol
07-Jul-2015 22:24:18 ·
AgnesUju; Augusti, English Language has series of rules guiding it. A particular rule of Concord states that when there are two or more noun in a particular sentence, the last noun determines the verb in question. There is nothing like the following: I is, I are and I were. They dont even make sense. But if you are still confused, kindly refer to 'A ONE ENGLISH' for clarification. Good luck
08-Jul-2015 08:39:36 ·
lauging gas; Lol...c ds dudes o...ignorance is fucking u seriously....am not eating my words...d answer is "B" and for the record am a girl
08-Jul-2015 11:02:09 ·
lauging gas; get invisible teacher and stop being obsolete... new Oxford English???!!! I gotta puke!
08-Jul-2015 11:06:51 ·
Augusti; Please Agnesuju, the nearest noun determines the verb only when we have prepositional phrase or correlative conjunctions. Both 'Neither the teacher nor the students go to libraries' and 'Neither the students nor the teacher goes to libraries' are correct examples of when to use the proximity law. Right now, I'm in the library consulting the textbook you prescribed- A1 in English by Dele Ashade. I think you, the English doctor should go and reconsult the book, read and understand it intoto and digest it well.
08-Jul-2015 11:43:13 ·
Augusti; And yet another example, 'My sisters as well as I am going' is correct. Coordinated subject concord-The moment you see 'and' connecting the subjects, the verb will be a plural verb except if the subject is referred to as a unit, eg. 'The president and chief commander of the armed forces of Nigeria is Moh. Buhari', 'The head and breadwinner of that family is the sailor',... Please, I need you to get this.
08-Jul-2015 12:01:08 ·
AgnesUju; lolzz, Augusti according to you, you are still consulting the text book, why not finish with your consultation before referring me back to the text book. If it's really A1 English you are reading, study all the rules of concord, don't skip any and you will definitely understand what I'm trying to say. And you sounded aggressive in your reply, this is just a friendly study forum right? Just calm down ok. And when it comes to English Language expect something like this because it's really a crazy language which contradicts itself sometimes. Yours is just to know the rules in order for you to apply it properly.
08-Jul-2015 12:11:14 ·
AgnesUju; You know what, you will make a good debater. But you have to know that a particular rule in English can be very versatile, don't be fixed minded, sorry to say that. You just have to realize that anytime 'I' happens to be the last noun in a sentence the verb to use is 'Am'. OK a certain rule says that a singular subject goes with a singular verb and a plural subject goes with a plural verb. But Augusti there are exceptional cases like 'I', 'He' 'She'. If any of this is a subject in a particular sentence, you don't expect a singular noun, do you? although they are singular in nature. What I'm just trying to say is rules in English language can be very confusing, so it takes thorough study and a good English Language teacher to understand it better.
08-Jul-2015 12:37:55 ·
lauging gas; u guys are confusing me!! ts like u both are saying the same thing
08-Jul-2015 22:41:58 ·
AgnesUju; Well lauging gas that is English Language for you. The rules are synonymous to a fault.
09-Jul-2015 08:22:57 ·
barchion; Seems that A One English is killing some students...there are many text books that you can look into, not killing yourself with A ONE. You have the internet, browse the rules of CONCORD, there are about 20 of them. Not killing yourself with one textbook I don't know who wrote it. Read Novels and see how to write and speak good english!! I've read many novels that have the above question as a sentence and "are" is always used!!
09-Jul-2015 09:48:11 ·
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Abimbola 14 answer;
Are
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27-Feb-2015 10:30:01 ·
Queencourage answer;
C
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27-Feb-2015 10:44:21 ·
jhreezy answer;
C..am
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27-Feb-2015 10:48:37 ·
Justine Eluwa answer;
When there is more than one subject in a sentence, it is the last one that determines the verb in that sentence. And if the last subject is singular, it must take a singular verb, thesame thing is applicable to plural subjects.
So (B) is the correct answer.
If this is the right answer, click "Like" below
27-Feb-2015 11:28:28 ·
Bezy24; guy u b guru o.but the answer na C
28-Feb-2015 14:52:04 ·
Chiamaka Chukwuka; Sure, Justine dear you did a wonderful explanation here but your answer is wrong cos there's nothing like "I is hungry" rather you make use of the other singular verb in option C i.e "am". So the correct form of the sentence becomes; My father, friends, siblings and I am hungry.
28-Feb-2015 18:32:08 ·
Justine Eluwa; Remember, in english the answers we consider to be wrong becouse of the way they sound when pronounce them, are likely to be the correct ans.
28-Feb-2015 21:06:17 ·
Vickiee; There's a conjunction there; "and". Collectively it simply is WE are hungry. It's when there's "either... or" or "neither... nor" . I'll go for A (are)
28-Apr-2015 18:20:57 ·
Vickiee; ..."Neither... Nor" that the last subject determines the verb**
28-Apr-2015 18:32:40 ·
olamide.; d question is quite different frm neither/nor, either/or and weither/or
17-Jun-2015 13:33:59 ·
lauging gas; Justin is quite correct...d answer is "B"...the question is based on the "accompaniment concord" when it is used d subject of d clause i.e my father would b d noun or pronoun that comes before the word of accompaniment...i.e my father is the noun that comes before friends,sibling and I...therefore it is the subject...and since my father is a verb then "IS" is the correct answer...so it is not on how it sounds...just know d rule of concord
07-Jul-2015 16:15:45 ·
barchion; What are you people talking about?? There are more than one person involved in the sentence, also "and" is present!! The answer is=A "are"
07-Jul-2015 18:32:09 ·
lauging gas; Lol...I can argue abt this to any where...the answer is B=is...we are considering d subject...i.e d father which is a singular subject so it takes a singular verb
e.g the principal with all then teachers and students .............. (A) has arrived (B) were arriving (C)have arrived (C)were to arrive...can u answer that????
07-Jul-2015 19:56:54 ·
Augusti; My guy, you're wrong. That which you posted works only if there's is a prepositional phrase or correlative conjunctions in the sentence, eg. 'The woman no less than her daughter is beautiful' or 'Either Jonathan or Buhari would have won the election'. What you posted can only be right if we have ' My father, friends, siblings are and I_hungry'. The right ans is 'are'. Imagine yourself saying ' The hen, goat and sheep is dying'. Does that make any sense to you? You can consult textbooks like Corrective English and New Oxford Sec. and even British and American interviews, write-ups and movies. I very much believe you've not heard Prof. Soyinka, Britons, Americans or other native English speakers say, 'Sam, my tutors, the web designers and I am/is working on something.' The law of concord of proximity works only on sentences with prepositional phrases and correlative conjunctions, get that to your upstairs. Funny, 'Love and I is friends', 'My siblings and I am going'...lol
07-Jul-2015 22:24:18 ·
AgnesUju; Augusti, English Language has series of rules guiding it. A particular rule of Concord states that when there are two or more noun in a particular sentence, the last noun determines the verb in question. There is nothing like the following: I is, I are and I were. They dont even make sense. But if you are still confused, kindly refer to 'A ONE ENGLISH' for clarification. Good luck
08-Jul-2015 08:39:36 ·
lauging gas; Lol...c ds dudes o...ignorance is fucking u seriously....am not eating my words...d answer is "B" and for the record am a girl
08-Jul-2015 11:02:09 ·
lauging gas; get invisible teacher and stop being obsolete... new Oxford English???!!! I gotta puke!
08-Jul-2015 11:06:51 ·
Augusti; Please Agnesuju, the nearest noun determines the verb only when we have prepositional phrase or correlative conjunctions. Both 'Neither the teacher nor the students go to libraries' and 'Neither the students nor the teacher goes to libraries' are correct examples of when to use the proximity law. Right now, I'm in the library consulting the textbook you prescribed- A1 in English by Dele Ashade. I think you, the English doctor should go and reconsult the book, read and understand it intoto and digest it well.
08-Jul-2015 11:43:13 ·
Augusti; And yet another example, 'My sisters as well as I am going' is correct. Coordinated subject concord-The moment you see 'and' connecting the subjects, the verb will be a plural verb except if the subject is referred to as a unit, eg. 'The president and chief commander of the armed forces of Nigeria is Moh. Buhari', 'The head and breadwinner of that family is the sailor',... Please, I need you to get this.
08-Jul-2015 12:01:08 ·
AgnesUju; lolzz, Augusti according to you, you are still consulting the text book, why not finish with your consultation before referring me back to the text book. If it's really A1 English you are reading, study all the rules of concord, don't skip any and you will definitely understand what I'm trying to say. And you sounded aggressive in your reply, this is just a friendly study forum right? Just calm down ok. And when it comes to English Language expect something like this because it's really a crazy language which contradicts itself sometimes. Yours is just to know the rules in order for you to apply it properly.
08-Jul-2015 12:11:14 ·
AgnesUju; You know what, you will make a good debater. But you have to know that a particular rule in English can be very versatile, don't be fixed minded, sorry to say that. You just have to realize that anytime 'I' happens to be the last noun in a sentence the verb to use is 'Am'. OK a certain rule says that a singular subject goes with a singular verb and a plural subject goes with a plural verb. But Augusti there are exceptional cases like 'I', 'He' 'She'. If any of this is a subject in a particular sentence, you don't expect a singular noun, do you? although they are singular in nature. What I'm just trying to say is rules in English language can be very confusing, so it takes thorough study and a good English Language teacher to understand it better.
08-Jul-2015 12:37:55 ·
lauging gas; u guys are confusing me!! ts like u both are saying the same thing
08-Jul-2015 22:41:58 ·
AgnesUju; Well lauging gas that is English Language for you. The rules are synonymous to a fault.
09-Jul-2015 08:22:57 ·
barchion; Seems that A One English is killing some students...there are many text books that you can look into, not killing yourself with A ONE. You have the internet, browse the rules of CONCORD, there are about 20 of them. Not killing yourself with one textbook I don't know who wrote it. Read Novels and see how to write and speak good english!! I've read many novels that have the above question as a sentence and "are" is always used!!
09-Jul-2015 09:48:11 ·
jeffsellydeveloper answer;
d
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27-Feb-2015 11:43:15 ·
stevendus answer;
D answer is (B)
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27-Feb-2015 11:55:58 ·
Kcee Pweety answer;
B
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28-Feb-2015 01:22:43 ·
Loveline16 answer;
(B) are
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28-Feb-2015 01:33:20 ·
Bezy24 answer;
c_am
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28-Feb-2015 14:50:00 ·
richardbrent answer;
is
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28-Feb-2015 19:13:54 ·
blessed123 answer;
C
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28-Feb-2015 19:37:56 ·
owoyemi halimat answer;
are
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28-Feb-2015 20:25:24 ·
Larity-hoyte answer;
Are
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28-Feb-2015 21:12:46 ·
Queencourage answer;
some guys here 're really confusing themselves nd other pple...I are hungry, I is hungry, I were hungry doesn't mk any sense naa.D correct ans is C, I am hungry...nid someone to doubt me wrong.
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28-Feb-2015 21:14:08 ·
Justine Eluwa; I have stated my own reason according to "concord", pls i need a proof to ur ans.
28-Feb-2015 21:52:35 ·
AgnesUju; If u r still doubting 'Am' as the answer u can consult a suitable English Textbook like 'A-One English'
28-Apr-2015 15:25:57 ·
Queencourage; "Felar 909" will be a better help for him.
07-Jul-2015 12:07:08 ·
barchion; Concord is singular subject must go with singular verb and plural subject must go with plural verb...the subject there is plural!!
08-Jul-2015 10:58:02 ·
Nanakonnect; nice one barchion i dnt know y u guyz are confusing yurself d correct answer is (a) are cause the subject the sentence is referring to is more than one
11-Jul-2015 14:52:02 ·
ifeoma maureen answer;
are
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28-Feb-2015 21:24:28 ·
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