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SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT The subject and the verb must agree in number: both must be singular or both

must be plural. Students have problems with subject verb agreement when the verb is a form of be or have, or when the verb is in present tense. Rules for subject verb agreement 1. When words like the following are used as subjects, they take singular verb. Everybody Anybody Somebody Nobody Each Everyone Anyone Someone No one Either EverythingAnythingSomething Nothing Neither Everybody knows the answer. Nobody speaks German here. Somebody was in the room. 1. When every and each come before a singular subject joined by and, the verb is singular. Every man and woman has the right to vote. Each student and teacher was aware of the difficulty. 1. Prepositional phrases that come between the subject and the verb do not change the number of the subject. The teacher as well as the students was working on the problem. The mother together with her children is waiting. 2. Some examples of prepositional phrases that function like that are: As well as In addition to Together with Along with Except 1. When the verb comes before the subject as in there or here sentences, it agrees with the subject that immediately follows the verb. 2. There is a tree in the garden. There are many trees in the garden. There is a pine tree and some oaks in the garden. There goes the cat. There seems to be a relationship.

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There arise problems. There arises a problem. "Introductory it" is always singular. It is my sister who works in the hospital. It is my cats which cause the trouble. Subjects joined by and take a plural verb (except for number 2). My sister and brother live in Berlin. Both the teacher and the student were surprised. Several, many, both, few are plural words and take a plural verb. Both are happy with the grades they got. Many were lost on the way. Few have done their homework. Some nouns are always plural and always take a plural verb. Trousers, pants, slacks, shorts, briefs, jeans Glasses, sunglasses Scissors, pliers, tweezers My jeans are old. This year shorts are in fashion. Where are my scissors? Some words such as none, any, all, more, most, some, majority, half may take either singular or plural verbs depending on the meaning.

All the money has been spent. All of the students know the answer. 1. When subjects are joined by words such as neither, either, not only the verb must agree with the closer subject. Either the man or his wife knows the answer. Either the man or his friends know the answer. Either the children or the man knows the answer. 1. Collective nouns are usually singular when regarded as a unit. My family lives in Ankara. Our team has won every game this year. Sometimes when the members are seen as functioning independently, these collective nouns may be plural. My family have a lot of money. (members of my family) Our team are working hard to win every game they play. (team members) Some collective nouns in this group are: Family, team, crew, class, government, committee

1. Some nouns have the same singular and plural form. They take singular or plural verb depending on the meaning. This species of monkeys lives only in India. There are many species of monkeys. Some nouns in this group are: Species, series, deer, fish, sheep 1. Expressions stating amount of time, money, weight, volume are plural in form but take a singular verb as in: Three weeks is a long time. Two hundred dollars is a lot of money. 1. Some nouns look plural with -s but they take a singular verb. Sciences Abstract nounsDiseases

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Math is found difficult by many students. Statistics requires complicated methods. 1. Generic references with the require plural verb. The rich are not always happy. The young like to listen to loud music. The old hate loud music. The English are distant and the French are humorous.

Indigenous peoples of the Philippines and their costumes The Ibaloi are the highlanders of Benguet and the city of Baguio. The Ibalois are collectively known as Igorot. The Ibaloi traditionally live by cultivating rice and agriculture.

The Kalinga are called the peacocks of the north because of their attention to appearance and dressing. Kalinga is a landlocked province of northern Cordillera, Philippines. Kalinga means enemy, a name that the bordering inhabitants called this tribe because of their headhunting attacks. The name stuck and became accepted by the natives themselves. The Philippines aboriginal inhabitants called the Aetas provided the pattern for these rough cotton costumes. The Aetas or Negritos are nomads, scattered among the isolated mountainous parts of central Luzon. They are thought to be the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines.

Living in the Pulangi River headwaters in the southern part of Bukidnon, the Pulangiyen is one of the many indigenous natives of the province.

The Matigsalug are the Bukidnon groups who are found in the Tigwa-Salug Valley in San Fernando, Bukidnon. Matigsalug is a term, which means people along the River Salug. The Matigsalug men wear short tight-fitting pants that are of knee length and are hem and turbans for the head decorated with beads and fringed with goats/horses hair. Typical Muslim Maranaw costumes (far left). The attire of Maranaw prince and princess. Maranaw means people of the lake, referring to lands surrounding Lake Lanao. Descending from Muslim Malays, the royal families within this tribe are a mix of Arab, Malaysian and Chinese ancestry. They are famous for their artwork, sophisticated weaving, wood and metal craft, and their epic literature. These are just a sampling of the diverse tribes of the Philippines, in their native costumes. The last three tribes featured above live in proximity to each other, and yet their clothing, their way of life and cultures are so different from one another. In the past, each tribe was separate and independent from others, but recent development practices have forced them to form loose groups and mingle with one another.

Arts and Culture of Philippines The art and culture of Philippines truly reflects the vibrant diversity of the country formed as a result of amalgamation of different ethnic and linguistic groups from different parts of the country. Before the achievement of independence, the island nation of Philippines was inhabited by the Spanish rulers who exerted a tremendous influence on the art and cultural scenario of the country Historical Aspects of Filipino Art and Culture--The Spanish colonization of Philippine islands, led to import of foreign technology in this part of the world. But the historical evidences suggest that the Filipinos were considerably advanced the Spanish found that they were creators of their own. Through their wide knowledge, they invented their own set of harquebus, portable cannons and lantakas which were unique in them and were extensively used as warfare items. The earlier society strongly believed in values of heroism and valor while at the same time they lived in a close knit family with certain emotional values gaining the prime significance. Filipinos comprised of different tribes and their major livelihood activities included jewelry making, metal works, potteries and mining. The Filipinos were believed to be great craftsmen; their carvings mainly consisted of small "anitos" usually meant for household decoration, while small wooden religious structures known as "simbahan" were kept at important places of worship. The origin of the rice terraces of Philippines can be traced back to the Filipino cultural roots dating back to nearly 1000B.C. Entertainment Activities in Philippines--A comprehensive analysis of art and culture of Philippines remains incomplete without mentioning its lively nightlife with bustling streets and teeming populace. Due to its wide coral beaches and turquoise sea beaches, it has become a favorite haunt for nature lovers and also one of the best romantic destinations of the world. The island nation of Philippines boasts of some of the beach side resorts, dazzling islands and offering excellent scopes for scuba diving and other adventurous water sports. If you are foodie and love to relish the wide varieties of sea food, then the restaurants and hotels in the Manila city offers you the best gastronomical delights along with awesome night life dedicated to great music and dance to add that extra joy in your tour to Philippines. Among the most popular beaches of Philippines are the Boracay Island, Siargao Island and the magnificent Bohol's springs and Beaches. In midst of the white sandy beaches, mangrove trees and coral reefs stand apart the vibrant and colorful Philippine art and culture pulsating with new revelations of the past. Literary Aspects of Philippine Art and Culture--Since ages, the literature of Philippines has been pre dominated by the presence of interesting fables and mythological stories depicting the earlier life of the people inhabiting the island. However, the colonial literature which grew as a result of the Spanish invasion of the country widely eulogized the Spanish lifestyle and its various facets. The modern literature of Philippines widely used English as the form of literary expression. Thus, the art and culture of Philippines truly embodies the basic traditional values of the region.

Luna's Tampuhan is a depiction of two persons staying inside the sala or living room of a house. The two people are Filipino lovers sulking experiencing "tampo" because of an argument. The man is looking out at the street from a window. The woman on the other hand is focusing her eyes on the floor of the room.

La Laguna Estigia (The River Styx or The Styx), also known simply as Laguna Estigia is an 1887 Greco-Roman painting byFilipino painter Flix Resurreccin Hidalgo. It is a companion-piece for Hidalgos other painting entitled La barca de Aqueronte. Like theLa barca de Aqueronte, the La Laguna Estigia is based on Dantes Inferno, the painter pursuing the theme leading towards a darker and more somber interpretation of it.

there are 3500 plants species found in the Philippines Angiosperms Gymnosperms Annual Perennial Biennial Epiphytic Plants Pitcher Plants Desert Plants Folk art Filipinos began creating artistic paintings in the 17th century during the Spanish period.[5] The earliest paintings of the Philippines were religious imagery from Biblical sources, as well as engravings, sculptures and lithographs featuring Christian icons and European nobility. Most of the paintings and sculptures between the 19th, and 20th century produced a mixture of religious, political, and landscape art works, with qualities of sweetness, dark, and light. Early modernist painters such as Damin Domingo was associated with religious, and secular paintings. The art of Juan Luna and Felix Hidalgo showed a trend for political statement. Artist such as Fernando Amorsolo used post-modernism to produce paintings that illustrated Philippine culture, nature and harmony. While other artist such as Fernando Zbel used realities and abstract on his work.