Subject Verb Agreement With Most

When gerunds are used as the subject of a sentence, they take the singular form of the verb. But if they are bound by “and”, they take the plural form. Be aware that phrases like “in addition,” “as well as,” and “with” do not mean the same as “and.” When inserted between the subject and the verb, these sentences do not change the subject number. Most of the boys in the class played games on their phones while the teacher turned his back. Most of the earth was once covered with ice. As for the soldiers, most of them were drunk. Most of Miami was spared Irma`s wrath. They take plural sheaves when used as unspecified quantifiers (see rule 1 above): Note: In this example, the subject of the sentence is the pair; That is why the verb must correspond to this.

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