SSC 100 Golden Rules Of Correction Of Sentences in English
A. SUBJECT – VERB AGREEMENT
1 . Two or more Singular Subjects connected by and usually take a Verb in the Plural.
Incorrect- Hari and Ram is here.
Correct- Hari and Ram are here.
2. If two Singular Nouns refer to the same person or thing, the Verb must be Singular.
Incorrect- The Secretary and Principal are coming.
Correct- The Secretary and Principal is coming.
(Here the same person is .Secretary as well as Principal)
3. If the Singular Subjects are preceded by each or every, the Verb is usuallySingular.
Incorrect- Every boy and girl were ready.
Correct- Every boy and girl was ready.
4. Two or more Singular Subjects connected by or, nor, either ….. or, neither …. nor take a Verb
in the Singular.
Incorrect- Neither he nor I were there.
Correct- Neither he nor I was there.