Which verb agrees with these sentences
1. Nobody (was,were) more surprised than I.
2. Neither of the candidates (has,have) a strong platform.
3. Everybody in those areas (is,are) eligible for a loan.
4. Some of the snow (has,have) melted.
5. All of the windows (is,are) open.

1 Answer

  • 1. was (because Nobody is a singular subject)
    2. has (because neither is a singular subject)
    3. is (because everybody is a singular subject)
    4. has ( because some is singular)
    5. Are ( because all can be both singular and plural, you look at the object of the preposition, which is plural, therefore, it is are)