Rule 17 In Subject Verb Agreement
[Comment: Here, the linking verb `is` takes the form of its subject `problem` and not that of `many directions`.] If you want to learn other grammatical rules and practice exercises, you can see rules on prepositions (with examples and quiz questions) and exercises on prepositions. 13. Use singular verbs for subjects that are plural but singularly important: 19. Titles of books, movies, novels, and other similar works are treated as singular and adopt a singular verb. Countless nouns usually accept singular verbs. (As the name suggests, countless names cannot be counted. Example: hair, milk, water, butter, honey and syrup.) This article contains a complete list of rules governing the subject-verb agreement. He`s one of those guys who never cheated on exams. [Comment: `These guys`, not `him`, is the appropriate topic here.] 14. .