The number, majority and minority are among other commonly used substants, which can take either a singular or plural verb, depending on whether the emphasis is on a single unit or individual elements. Ronald Reagan approved the agreement and the USTR reviewed Korean practices until the end of his term. According to the IAEA, the agreement has three main points that Iran has all respected. Nouns and pronouns must also agree on number, person and sex, as in “Every boy must have been surprised at his manners.” The nomadic boy and the pronoun of him are both singular, both in the third person, and the two men. These examples are automatically selected from different online sources of information to reflect the current use of the word “agreement.” The opinions expressed in the examples do not reflect the views of Merriam-Webster or its publishers. Send us comments. Exceptions: fraction or percentage can be singular or plural, based on the following noun. The word “agreement,” if one refers to a grammatical rule, means that the words used by an author must be aligned with number and sex (if any). For more details on the two main types of agreements, please see below: Object-Verb-Accord and Noun Pronoun. After much discussion, there has still been no agreement on what to do next. In the case of verbs, a gender agreement is less widespread, although it may still occur. In the French past, for example, the former work of the participants corresponds, in certain circumstances, to the subject or an object (for more details, see compound past). In Russian and most other Slavic languages, the form of the past in sex corresponds to the subject.
Note that some of the changes mentioned above are also (in the singular) when the following word begins with a vowel: the and the to become the, you and the become of it, my will be my (as if the name is masculine) and this. Neither pronouns and both are singular, although they seem to relate to two things. Medium-English agreement, borrowed from the Anglo-French agreement, approval, of the “accept, approve” agreement -ment This decision went hand in hand with a multi-party agreement to offer all registered voters the opportunity to vote by an after-the-line vote or an early edited vote, according to the Courier Louisville Journal. Such an agreement currently exists for an influenza pandemic, Phelan notes, but not for any other type of disease or vaccine. Finally, over the past four years, he and his representatives have cancelled or denounced dozens of other international environmental regulations, practices and agreements. However, if the names suggest an idea or refer to the same thing or the same person, the verb is singular.  For obvious reasons, the conclusion of such an agreement would have required the presence and signature of both candidates. A question with whom or what takes a singular verb.