Tricky issues of agreement

Subject-verb agreement has some tricky rules. Here is one: The indefinite pronouns each, every, either, neither, one, another and much are always singular and take singular verbs.

* Each worker has been given the resources he needs to complete the task.* Neither boy wants to play on the team this year.* Every boy and girl has a chance to grow up to be president.

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