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Chapter 9. Reaching an Agreement: Matchi... > Indefinite Pronouns - Pg. 90

Reaching an Agreement: Matching Sentence Parts 90 Take My Word for It British English follows the same rules of agreement, but there are subtle differences in usage. For example, our neighbors across the pond consider the words company and government plural rather than singular nouns. · All the sautéed rattlesnake was devoured. The singular subject all requires the singular verb was. Quoth the Maven In many cases, a prepositional phrase intervenes between the subject and the verb. See Chapter 3 for a review of prepositional phrases.