Noun Number Agreement

Swahili, like all other Bantu languages, has many nominatory classes. The verbs must correspond in class with their subjects and objects, and the adjectives with the nouns they describe. For example: Kitabu kimoja kitatosha (One book will suffice), Mchungwa mmoja utatosha (An orange will be enough), Chungwa moya litatosha (An orange will be enough). The term more than one is singular or plural based on the noun it changes. Infinite pronouns as one, everyone, everything, everything, nothing, no one, no one, anyone, someone, someone, another, etc. are treated as singular. (in formal English) [5] Class and number are indicated with prefixes (or sometimes their absence) that are not always the same for subtantives, adjectives and verbs, as the examples illustrate. The predicate corresponds in number to the subject, and if it is copulatory (i.e. it consists of a noun/ajective and a verb that agrees on the number with the subject). For example: A k-nyvek ardek voltak “Books were interesting” (a: this: “k-nyv”: book, “erkes”: interesting, “voltak”: were): the plural is marked on the theme as well as on the addjectival and the copulatory part of the predicate. In Nynorsk, Norway, Swedish, Icelandic and Norway, current participants must agree on gender, number and certainty whether the participatory party is in an attribute or predictive position. With regard to the Icelandic and the fist table, the current participants should also agree in the grammatical case.

In Norwegian bokmel and Danish, it is not necessary for past participants to be in number and unambiguous if they are in an attribute position. If a sentence begins with “A number of,” should the following verb be singular or plural? For example, if a sentence refers to a number of objections, is it fair or should you use it? In this case, the figure is a vague indication of the amount of objections, but the objections themselves are at the centre of the sentence: “A number of objections have been raised.” The agreement is an important concept in grammar and a source of many spelling mistakes. The nouns must correspond to their verbs, which means that a single name requires a singular verb and a plural noun a plural verb. Although pronouns are useful in helping authors avoid repetitions, they should be used sparingly to keep the meaning of the sentence clear. Take a look at this sentence: For more information, please read our blog post “Including the Language Policy Announcement.” 20The position of owner in Beng should not be held in a distinctive manner, even in the case of semantically relational subtanties such as the notions of kinship and the parts of the body for which the owner can be deducted. This option is the only characteristic that distinguishes the position of the owner from the other positions in the second line of Table 7, such as the direct object position.B. (this last sentence is passive; it might be better to construct the sentence more actively by identifying – and points out – “Community members have raised a number of objections during the period of public comment.” Occasionally, however, the identity of the actor or actor is irrelevant, or the author wishes to highlight or conceal their identity.