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.
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27-Feb-2015 11:28:28 ·
07-Jul-2015 22:24:18 ·
; 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
08-Jul-2015 12:01:08 ·
; 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 12:11:14 ·
; 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 12:37:55 ·
; 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.