Ready to continue our journey through the mystical lands of subject-verb agreement? Let's dive into two Rules, where subjects and verbs engage in a magical dance!
Imagine your sentence as a captivating dance floor where subjects and verbs sway together. Now, when special guests like "as well as," "besides," or "together with" arrive, they call the shots! The verb elegantly follows the lead of the first subject that graces the floor.
🎉 "The principal as well as all the faculty members is invited to the party."
Picture this as a harmonious dance – the principal takes the lead, guiding the verb. As "principal" is singular, the verb matches its steps, staying singular too!
Imagine subjects as partners twirling on the dance floor. "Neither---nor" and "either-----or" are the magical tunes that join them. If these partners are different, the verb gracefully aligns itself with the closer subject, ensuring a seamless dance routine!
🌼 "Neither books nor bag is there in the room." Imagine books and bag as partners performing an elegant dance. The verb joins the one closest to it – in this case, "bag," resulting in "bag is."
🌟 "Either you or I am going out today." You and I are dancing partners, but "I" is the closer one. Hence, the verb joins "I," leading to "I am."