may take either singular or plural verbs, depending on the context.
I thought that the plural of thesis was theses, but I've seen both forms (thesis and theses) for the plural. Which is the correct one then? Thanks!
A relative pronoun ("who," "which," or "that") used as a subject of an adjective clause takes either a singular or plural verb in order to agree with its antecedent.
Everything within a sentence should be either singular or plural. For example, "Everyone has their own idea of the American Dream" should either be "Everyone has his or her own idea of the American Dream" or "People all have their own ideas about the American Dream." But you cant have "everyone" having "their" idea. It generally doesnt matter whether you choose to make sentences singular or plural; just choose one and stick with it, both within sentences and between sentences (i.e., throughout the paragraph). If you don't understand the example that was just shown here is a hint: plural subjects (nouns) must with plural verbs. Also, singular subjects must agree with singular verbs. This section could have been titled subject/verb agreement.
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Because people behave as both herd animals and solitary creatures, collective nouns can be either singular or plural, depending on context. In writing, this double status often causes agreement errors. How do you tell if a collective noun is singular or plural? What verbs and pronouns do you use with the collective noun? BUT in this sentence, "each" is not functioning as a pronoun. Some would argue it is functioning as an adjective modifying the relative pronoun "that", which is the subject of the relative clause. Others would argue it is functioning as an adverb modifying "perform". Either way, "each" is neither singular nor plural. See .Choosing which article to use (if any) with a noun is a complex matter because the range of choices depends on whether the noun in question is 1) count or noncount and 2) singular or plural. Both count nouns (whether singular or plural) and noncount nouns take articles.In "The boys moved their car/cars," the plural would indicate that each boy owned a car, the singular that the boys (together) owned one car (which is quite possible). It is also possible that each boy owned more than one car. Be prepared for such situations, and consider carefully the implications of using either the singular or the plural. You might have to avoid the problem by going the opposite direction of pluralizing: moving things to the singular and talking about what each boy did.