Hello, Renee, In the sentence in question: The patchwork (of federal and regional rules) has left companies with great uncertainty as to how to comply with it, note that the prepositional sentence “of federal and state regulations” is an “adjective sentence” that changes the true theme of the sentence which is “patchwork”. “Patchwork” is singular, and therefore the verb of the sentence must correspond to: “The patchwork. a ” instead of the fake ” The patchwork. In sentence A, “One” is the subject of the sentence, and one is singular. There is no other solution. Some people find ways to say that “none” is not singular, but rather “are not” acceptable, but I can`t see that at all. If “one” is singular, then “zero” is also singular. In sentence B, we calculate as words, and “one-third of” is a multiplication. For example, if the number of new teachers is 999, then (1/3) x (999) = 333, which is still plural. If two options are presented as alternatives and not as a combination, with or instead of connecting them, a singular verb is appropriate, as it only applies to the first option: “The implementation of simplified solutions based on symptomatic causes, or a single cause, if there are several interacting causes, most likely ends in failure and disappointment.” Common grammatical errors: Subject-verb discrepancies. The subject of a sentence must correspond to the verb of the sentence: in number: Singular vs Plural. personally: first, second or third person. The verb applies to the patchwork, not to the sentence that modifies the subject, so not having it, is true: “The patchwork of federal and regional rules has left behind companies very uncertain about how to comply with it.
Renee, I`ll give you a more difficult example: “The joint decision of the various federal appeals court of the United States of America. It was.. ” ; instead of “. It was… Here we have many prepositional sentences between the subject of the phrase “to govern” and the verb “had been”. When it comes to subject-verb correspondence, all these intermediate sentences (as well as dependent clauses) should be ignored. D.A.W. Banks is the plural subject. What do banks do? Record them, so “register” is the bural associated with the plural size. What do they store? They store money, so “money” is the object. We can also ask ourselves what is a subject of error verb agreement? Being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct subject-verb chord errors. The basic rule. A singular subject (she, Bill, car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural meeting takes a plural verb.
Example: the list of items is on the desktop. In #4, I don`t see how patchwork is a topic. Federal regulations and Land regulations are covered. On the other hand, the subject-verb disagreement is simply the absence of this concordance. One way to look at this is to deny a case of concordance. (As a marginal remark, “storage” is a transitive verb because it acts on an object.) The first places a singular verbage after a plural meeting. The second puts a plural veneer according to a singular subject. When creating sentences, authors should ensure that verbs are folded to match the subject – the word or phrase to which the verb refers – which is not necessarily the closest subject. The following sentences, which are discussed and revised among the examples, show the different pitfalls that can be encountered in this problem. The verb of the programs below does not refer to this word, but to the demonstration – this is the act of demonstration, it is not the programs that provided the assistance mentioned here which is the correct form of the verb: “The demonstration of effective continuous monitoring programs has also helped the governing institutions to meet higher regulatory expectations.” Sometimes collective names can be particularly confusing.. . .