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« on: August 30, 2009, 12:13:19 PM »
Usually the following terms take singular verbs

The majority believes that he is good
The committee consists of five members

The Majority/Minority + Of the +Plural count noun +Plural verb
The majority                 of the         people                believe      it

The Majority/Minority + Of the +Non-count noun +Singular verb
The majority                 of the         milk                   is               bad

Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Learn English Grammar
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 12:14:57 PM »
Collective Nouns or Non-countable Nouns

Advice
Anger
Ashes
Beauty
Bread
Butter
Clothing
Courage
Damage

Equipment
Fun
Furniture
Grass
Ice
Ignorance
Information
Iron
Jewelry
Knowledge
Leisure
Luck
Luggage
Machinery
Mail
Measles
Meat
Milk

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Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 12:15:45 PM »
Money
Mums
Music
News
Oil
Oxygen
Paper
Patience
Peace
Permission
Poetry
Poverty
Progress
Rice
Sand
Smoke
Steam
Sugar
Tea
Toast
Water
Wood
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Learn English Grammar
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 12:59:14 PM »
A (total) number of is plural
A total number of 500 people are……

The  (total) number of is singular

The total number of 500 people is……

Sub + Used to + Verb present form
He         used to              go

Sub + Get used to + Verb gerund form
He             got used to      going

Sub + Be verb + Used to + Verb gerund form
He           was            used to          going
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.