Singular subjects take singular verbs and plural subjects
take plural verbs.
|The palominos run into
the corral by the barn.
The spotted palomino runs in the lead.
Indefinite pronouns like anyone, everyone, someone,
and nobody take singular verbs. Pronouns like either
and neither are singular as well. However, the pronouns
all and some can be either plural or singular
depending on how they are used in the sentence.
|Some of the kittens at the fair have
been given away. (plural)
Some of the cider has gone sour.
Agreement (Darling et al.)
Agreement (Powerpoint) (Darling et al)
Subjects and Verbs Agree (Purdue OWL)
Pronoun Antecedent Agreement (Darling et al)