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Check your Grammar
« on: October 06, 2010, 01:31:18 PM »
Can you answer the  following questions

Jobs: Subject- verb agreement

Example: Neither Rahim nor his friend's smoke.

               Neither Rahim's friend nor Rahim smokes.


1. Either Rahim's friends or Rahim himself ___ going there.(is/are)

2. Rahim or his friends________ going there.(is/are)

3. Rahim's friends and Rahim _____ not smoke.(do/does)




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Re: cheque your grammar
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 03:32:47 PM »
Answer of the 1st question is "IS"
2nd "ARE'
2rd "DO"
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Re: cheque your grammar
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 12:36:14 PM »
YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS VERY WELL!

The rules are:

1. If the subjects are singular and connected by an are connected by the words OR, NOR, NIETHER/NOR, EITHER/OR, NOT ONLY BUT ALSO  the verb is singular.
BUT
2. If one  subject is plural and one is singular ,you use the verb form of the subject nearest the verb.         

Question:Do /Does your sisters or girlfriends want/ wants any pizza?


There is a good website for learning grammer named:
http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramtoc.html

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Re: cheque your grammar
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 05:36:19 PM »
Do your sisters or girlfriends want any pizza?

Thank you madam. Please continue this section. Specially, you added some rules. We are benefited for this section. I asked two of my friends to  solve it. They answered me wrong. Specially, they will get the benefit from this post.
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Re: cheque your grammar
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 11:26:04 PM »
Yeahh!!!....Obviously it's a good process to know grammatical rules. Most of the people are so weak in English grammar. If you'll continue your process, I think we all are benefited through this system.

Carry on....
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Re: cheque your grammar
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 09:53:22 AM »

Thanks a lot for your interest! Here is another rule for you.

*The pronouns each, everyone, every one, one, no one, everybody, anyone, anybody, someone, and somebody,each,nobody, nothing, are singular and require singular verbs. Do not be misled by what follows of.

Quiz time:

Each of the girls sings/sing well.
Every one of all the groups  are/is gone.
Everybody on duty tonight need/needs to be on high alert.
Each of the hunters wear/wears a red jacket


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Re: cheque your grammar
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 05:06:23 PM »
sings
is
needs
wears
i hope my answers r right..
RAFAT
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Re: cheque your grammar
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 12:53:30 AM »
Thank you Mr. Psycho saint. Thank you Mam. Please carry on this post.
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Re: Check your Grammar
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 10:33:44 AM »
Dear All:

Cheque will be Check.
"Many thanks to Allah who gave us life after having given us death and (our) final return (on the Day of Qiyaamah (Judgement)) is to Him"

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Re: check your grammar
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010, 10:59:29 AM »
Answers are all correct!

Now try these: get 15 out of 15!


1. All of the students who took Dave's ESL Class __________ passed.
has
have

2. There __________ my friend !
go
goes

3. Here __________ some new students.
are
is

4. Dave always __________ nice shoes.
wear
wears

5. There __________ one child in Dave's family.
is
are

6    Which of these sentences is correct?

   The vase of flowers look beautiful.
   The vase of flowers looks beautiful.

7:   Which of these sentences is correct?

   My sister and I was going swimming.
   My sister and I were going swimming.

8:   Which of these sentences is correct?

   The manager and the assistant manager were made redundant yesterday.
   The manager and the assistant manager was made redundant yesterday
9:   Which of these sentences is correct?

   The crowd was singing and cheering loudly.
   The crowd were singing and cheering loudly.
10:   Which of these sentences is correct?

   Our team are playing really well tonight.
   Our team is playing really well tonight.

11:   Which of these sentences is correct?

   The advertisement, which has been placed in local newspapers, has attracted a lot of interest.
   The advertisement, which has been placed in local newspapers, have attracted a lot of interest.

12:   Which of these sentences is correct?

   Only one of the kittens have survived.
   Only one of the kittens has survived.
13:   Which of these sentences is correct?

   No one do the job as well as you do.
   No one does the job as well as you do.

14:   Which of these sentences is correct?

   Take care because the scissors are very sharp.
   Take care because the scissors is very sharp.

15. Our population ____ growing fast.

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Re: Check your Grammar
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 11:05:42 AM »
Dear Mr. Ansary

Thanks! you are the one to point the silly mistake!!

Laboni


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Re: Check your Grammar
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 08:23:23 PM »
thanks a lot for starting " Check your Crammer "
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Re: Check your Grammar
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 12:21:32 AM »
1. have
2. go
3.Are
4. wears
5. is
6. The vase of flowers looks beautiful.
7.  My sister and I were going swimming.
8. The manager and the assistant manager were made redundant yesterday.
9. The crowd was singing and cheering loudly.
10. Our team is playing really well tonight
11. The advertisement, which has been placed in local newspapers, has attracted a lot of interest.
12. Only one of the kittens has survived.
13. No one does the job as well as you do.
14. Take care because the scissors is very sharp.
15. Our population is growing fast.
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Re: Check your Grammar
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2010, 01:26:15 AM »
make a translation ,

Amra 4 bai bon.
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Re: Check your Grammar
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2010, 12:03:57 PM »
Ashiq

Bravo!
you have scored 14 out of 15.

You said: Take care because the scissors is very sharp.
Sorry, that's wrong. 'Take care because the scissors are very sharp.' is the right answer. Although scissors is the subject of the sentence and it is only one item, it is an odd word that is only ever used with the plural form of the verb.

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