English I – Tips for better grammar skills!
Navigating your way through the labyrinth of English grammar …
a. We are all taught a plural subject needs a plural verb and a singular subject needs a singular verb. Sometimes, you will have difficulty in deciding in subject is plural or singular. In such cases, go by the sense of the words, find which part /parts of the sentence constitute the subject and, then, choose the verb accordingly.
Twenty tins of Rasgoolas are waiting to be sent to the canteen.
Twenty teens of Rasgoolas is a day’s consumption of the Indian wresting contingent.
Five hundred books are enough for a start-up village library.
Five hundred books is a village library’s minimum requirement to begin functioning.
Three dhoti-kurtas are enough for Anna’s wardrobe.
Three dhoti-kurtas is a whole year’s need of a simple man like Anna.
b. Time, in whatever you write, is written in a…
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