In which one of the following sentences is the subject-verb agreement correct.

A. The sound of the waves are drowning out their cries for help.

B. Either Jim or I am going to the convention.

C. Neither Carol nor her children is coming to the reunion.

D. There is too many people to fit into this small room.

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Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
9 months ago

Based on the rules of subject-verb agreement, the correct sentence is:

C. Neither Carol nor her children is coming to the reunion.

The subject of the sentence is "Neither Carol nor her children," which is a compound subject joined by the conjunction "nor". When two subjects are joined by "or" or "nor", the verb agrees with the subject closer to it. In this case, "children" is the subject closer to the verb "is", so the singular verb "is" is used.

To learn how to identify and apply subject-verb agreement correctly, you can refer to the website provided: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sv_agr.htm. This website explains the rules and provides examples to help you understand and apply subject-verb agreement in your writing.