Hello, Renee, In the sentence in question: The patchwork (of federal and regional rules) has left companies with great uncertainty as to how to comply with it, note that the prepositional sentence “of federal and state regulations” is an “adjective sentence” that changes the true theme of the sentence which is “patchwork”. “Patchwork” is singular, and therefore the verb of the sentence must correspond to: “The patchwork. a ” instead of the fake ” The patchwork. (As a marginal remark, “storage” is a transitive verb because it acts on an object.) The subject of a sentence must be consistent with the verb of the sentence: here is something that is at the heart of the problem, one that is best left to two parallel examples, while we could do much more: A. One in three new teachers has left work in three years. B. One third of new teachers have left the profession in three years. * There are a few crazy words that people often stumble upon. All of the following words are singularly and require a singular verb: While errors with the subject-verb agreement in spoken English can apparently slip without effect, they can pose a big problem in writing.
Please don`t write like my two-year-old says! It only takes a few extra seconds to make sure your sentence “works” grammatically. If you have fun examples of chord issues or if you have a real toughie who needs the attention of a professional, please comment below! Most languages have a sequence of words like this: a) subject, verb, direct object. (b) Subject, direct object, verb. c) Verb, subject, direct object. Other things like indirect objects and adverbians vary from language to language. The usual sequence of words is quite a mathematical and logical thing. When it comes to adjectives and adverbians, many people don`t seem to know that in English: a) adjectives, including articles, normally execute their nouns, but the attached prepositional sentences usually follow them. (A truck of corals from the bottom of the sea.) b) Adverbians, including adverbal prepositional sentences, generally follow their verbs. There are exceptions where the adverb is highlighted.
That`s how people who have their adverbians in front of them all the time. You could write everything in capital letters! Sometimes collective names can be particularly confusing. If a singular noun implies that there are several people, the verb should be singular or plural?! The answer is simple. The verb must always correspond to the written subject(s). In #4, I don`t see how patchwork is a topic. Federal regulations and Land regulations are covered. Renee, I`ll give you a more difficult example: “The joint decision of the various federal appeals court of the United States of America. It was.. ” ; instead of “. It was… Here we have many prepositional sentences between the subject of the phrase “to govern” and the verb “had been”. . .