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  • Chapter 10. Tense (Cont'd...)


    Table 10.3 Past participle using ‘ed’ at last

    Present Past Future
    enter entered entered
    ensure ensured ensured
    wish wished wished
    desire desired desired
    hope hoped hoped
    close closed closed

    10.7 Syntax

  • A verb must agree with its subject in number and person. For example: I am happy. You are happy. They are also happy.
  • The verb must agree not with the noun or pronoun near to it but with its practical subject. For example:
    One of the boys was absent there. (Here the subject is one not boys though it seems to be).
    The presence of so many people has made the protest strong. (Here the subject is ‘presence’).
  • One of the should follow the noun or pronoun, plural in number.
    He is one of the best students in class.
    I have lost one of the umbrellas.
  • More than one is treated with singular and hence takes singular verbs. But more than two is treated with plural and takes plural verb.
    More than one boy was absent in the class.
    More than two boys were absent in the class.
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