Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
- “Of Studies” written by Francis Bacon (was, were) published in the 17th century.
- “The Three Musketeers” of Alexander Dumas (has, have) not been read by many students of the present generation.
- The United States also (suffers, suffer) because of the setback brought about by C0VID-19.
- “Three Coins in the Fountain” (remains, remain) a popular song among senior citizens.
- Wales (is, are) part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- Amando P. Custodio’s “Two Sides of the Coin” (was, were) a popular column of The Capiz Times in the nineties.
- It is said that Harrods of London (sells, sell) over 5000 brands of luxury items.
- The Philippines (is, are) known for its unique brand of hospitality.
- Robinsons Supermarket in Roxas City (provides, provides) a variety of affordable goods.
- “ Goldilocks and the Three Bears” (continues, continue) to heighten children’s interest in bedtime stories.
- Use singular verbs for subjects plural in form but singular in sense in the following cases:
a. Titles of books, stories (See sentences 1, 2, and 10).
b. Titles of compositions, articles (See sentences 4 and 6).
c. Names of countries (See sentences 3, 5, and 8)
d. Names of establishments (See sentences 7 and 9).
- Remember this rule: Use a singular verb for the title of a book, story, song, or any composition; the name of a country although it ends in “s” and the name of an establishment.*