If you just started learning English, you first need to know some basic rules of the language. Developing a solid foundation in English grammar will not only help you create your own sentences correctly but will also make it easier to improve your English language section. Here we are providing Daily top basic Grammar Rules of English Language to crack any competitive exams.
- When the Subjects joined by or, nor are of different persons, the Verb agrees in person with the one nearest to it.
Incorrect– Either he or I is mistaken.
Correct– Either he or I, am mistaken.
- A Collective Noun takes a Singular Verb when the collection is thought of as a whole, a Plural Verb when the individuals of which it is composed are thought of.
Correct– The Council has chosen the President.
Correct– The military were called out.
- Some Nouns which are singular in form but plural in meaning, take a Plural Verb.
Incorrect- Mathematics are a branch of study in
Correct- Mathematics is a branch of study in
- Words joined to a Singular Subject by with, together with, in addition to, or, as well as, etc. are parenthetical, and therefore do not affect the number of the Verb.
Incorrect– The Chief, with all his men, were massacred .
Correct-The chief, with all his men, was massacred.
- When the Subject of the Verb is a Relative Pronoun care should be taken to see that the Verb agrees in Number and Person with the Antecedent of the relative.
Incorrect– I, who is your friend, will guard your interests.
Correct– I, who am your friend will guard your interests.