Subject-verbal agreement: The weak thumb of grammar Flakes in this grain (taste, taste) like sawdust. Students with good employment prospects in the nursing sector have good employment prospects. The woman with dark sunglasses (are, are) our mayor. A dealer in rare books (was asked to look at the collection of novels to ensure authenticity. The blue areas on the map (indicates) the water. The rust stains in the back of Emily`s car (need, need) must be cleaned with special polishing. The student, as well as his teacher, (was/were) on the excursion. The judge`s decisions (seems, seems) questionable. The boys` bag (belongs, belongs) to my little brother.
One of my son`s worst habits (is are) leaves a selection of dirty plates on the kitchen counter. The houses along Main Street (a, have) well maintained farms. The rose bush (seems, looks) beautiful next to the fence. The tomatoes in this salad (is, are) brown and muddy. Subject-Verb Agreement Referring to Something Countable A tired student in my class (sleep, sleep) through most classes. Collecting medicine bottles in my parents` bathroom (overflowing, overflowing) from the cupboard shelves. Verb agreement on the subject… You don`t always agree! This silk flower by candlelight (look, it looks) real. Many people in Europe (speak, speak) several languages.