Reaching an Agreement: Matching Sentence Parts 92 · Speeding trucks are one reason for the abundance of fresh produce in our grocery stores. The plural subject trucks agrees with the plural verb are. Don't be tricked by the singular predi- cate nominative reason. · One reason for the abundance of fresh produce in our grocery stores is speeding trucks. Here, the singular subject reason agrees with the singular verb is. Here, the plural noun trucks is the predicate nominative. Danger, Will Robinson Most measurements are singular--even though they look plural. For example: " Half a dollar is more than enough" (not "are more than enough") or " Ten inches is more than enough" (not "are more than enough"). Playing the Numbers As you learned in the beginning of this chapter, in grammar, number refers to the two forms of a word: singular (one) or plural (more than one). With nouns, number is relatively easy to figure out. That's because most nouns form the plural by adding - s or - es . Here are some examples. Singular Nouns stock report interest rate Plural Nouns stock reports interest rates