Tricky Grammar: Is It Singular or Plural?
Usually, it’s pretty clear whether a noun is singular or plural. Some words, however, can be tricky — and figuring out if you should pair a singular or plural verb or pronoun with them is essential. Follow these guidelines for help with singular and plural situations:
Each and every create a singular subject, no matter what they precede, and therefore take a singular verb.
Pronouns containing –body, –thing, and –one (such as everybody, anything, and someone) are singular. They match up with singular verbs and shouldn’t pair with the plural pronoun their (a plural).
Companies are singular; they take a singular verb and pronoun (it, not they or their).
In sentences that contain neither/nor or either/or, match the verb to the closest subject.