waheguru
  • waheguru
I think the book made a mistake Choose the sentence that is written correctly. a The students is going on the bus. b Each of the students is going on the bus. c Two students and their teacher is going on the bus. d All of the students except for Jim is going on the bus. I got c but the answer is b?
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  • chestercat
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waheguru
  • waheguru
The answer is b but it does not make sense to say each of the students is...
anonymous
  • anonymous
Hi Wahegruru, Actually the "each" indicates individuality even though the word is plural. By itself, "students" would be students are.
waheguru
  • waheguru
So "b" is correct?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
I believe so, yes, I'm not an English major or a teacher, but from the rules I know it *should* be correct...as awkward as it seems
waheguru
  • waheguru
Yea, A trick question...
waheguru
  • waheguru
Thanks, for your help
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
A. The students is going on the bus <---this should be "are" instead of "is" because the subject is "students" which is plural, so the verb should be plural too so "are" B. Each of the students is going on the bus <--"each" means "every" ONE.. therefore, "each" is a singular subject so the verb will be singular so "is" C. Two students and their teacher is going on the bus <--the subject is "two students and their teacher". Obviously, this is a plural subject so the verb should be "are“ D. All of the students except for Jim is going on the bus <--the subject is "all of the students". This is plural, therefore, the linking verb should also be plural, so "are" does that help @waheguru ?
waheguru
  • waheguru
@igbasallote I understand but doesn't students make it plural Eachh of the -students- ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Each indicates individuality. So it'd be like saying Sam is going on the bus.
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
Each -> every -> pertains to single person in a group. The subject is not the students but "each of the students". It makes a difference. If "the students" was the subject then it would be plural. But since the subject is "each of the students" that means your subject is not the students themselves but the singularity of the students. That's why it's singular
waheguru
  • waheguru
@lgbasallote Can you please explain how the "subject" is found, then It will be very helpful answering these questions
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
the subject is what the sentence is talking about. it's what the verb pertains to.
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
you also need to MEMORIZE these rules

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