Eg 1 i sent mary and john a card but none neither

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E.g. 1. I sent Mary and John a card, but (none- neither [have or have]) replied. 2. I sent Mary and John a card, but (none_ neither) of them HAVE replied. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7.25 *Everybody, everyone and nobody require a singular verb, but if they are flowed by plural nouns, we use plural verbs following the proximity rule: E.g: 1. Nobody answers correctly. 2. Nobody, even the teacher, was listening. * The same rule is applied to (a large number of, that kind, sort, type of) E.g: 1. A large number of people were here. 2. Those kind /sort/type of parties are favoured now . ------------------------------------------------ 7.26 Concord of Person *Either ..... or" and "neither ...... nor" is followed by singular or plural verb depending on the last phrase as per the proximity rule. E.g: 1. Neither you nor I nor anyone else knows the answer. 2. Either my wife or I am going. 7.27 Other Types of Concord *Subject-Complement concord .
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16 *If the Subject is singular and the complement is a noun, the complement has to be singular. For plural, it is the same: E.g: He is an angel. || They are angels. * There are Exceptions : E.g: 1- What we need more is books. 2- They turned traitor ( But They Become Traitors ) 3- Good manners are a rarity these days. *The same applies to Object-Object Complement. E.g: He thinks these girls the best actors. ********************************************************************** 7.28 Subjects-Object Concord *There is a Concord between the subject and object in person and number if they refer to the same person(s). The Concord is also applied to reflexive pronouns after prepositions. E.g: 1. He injured himself in the leg. 2. She is making a sweater for herself.
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17 7.29. Pronoun concord. * There is concord between the pronoun and its antecedents. E.g: John hurts his foot. ********************************************************************** 7. 30. * WE use plural pronouns for (everybody, nobody, everyone and no one) because we do not know the sex of the antecedents. E.g. 1. Everybody thinks they have the answer. 2. Has anybody brought their cameras? 3. No one could have blamed themselves. * The same applies to EITHER & OR. E.g. Either he Or his wife is bringing their stuff. * INFORMAL ENGLISH, they use ( He / His - She / Her ) instead of They , Their, Themselves. E.g. Every student has to make up his/her mind. ********************************************************************* 7.31 The vocative.
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