Usage and Agreement. Subjects and Verbs. Number. Singular subjects should have singular verbs, plural should have plural verbs Cindy is my favorite aunt. Her children are about my age. Tricky subjects. Indefinite pronouns Some are always singular, some are always plural
Subjects and Verbs
Singular subjects should have singular verbs, plural should have plural verbs
No one except the nice students leaves early.
A few in the crowd are troublesome.
Most of the Nobel Prizes for literature have been awarded to men.
Most refers to prizes (plural) so verb is plural
Most of the money for the prizes comes from a fund established by Alfred Nobel.
Most refers to money (singular) so verb is singular