Drawer definition, a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it. Drawers, (used with a plural verb) an undergarment, with legs, that covers the lower part of the body. Your kitchen drawers might be full of silverware, while the drawers in your office are a jumble of pens, paper clips, and Post-It notes. Drawer comes from the verb draw, from its pull meaning the original idea of the word was that it’s a container that’s drawn out of a cabinet. When two or more singular nouns or pronouns are connected by or or nor, use a singular verb. The book or the pen is in the drawer. 3. When a compound subject contains both a singular and a plural noun or pronoun joined by or or nor, the verb should agree with the part of the subject that is nearer the verb.
Exercise: Subject and Verb Agreement Exercise. Choose the correct form of the verb that agrees with the subject. 1. (Is, Are) the tweezers in this drawer? 18. 1to put things in the wrong order or mix them up muddle something Don’t do that you’re muddling my papers. muddle something up Their letters were all muddled up together in a drawer. See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drawer.
Pat hid the pretzels in the desk drawer. Enter the complete verb in each of the following sentences. Group words, or collective nouns, are followed by singular verbs when we are talking of the group as a whole. They take a plural verb when we are talking about. A pair of pyjamas is in the drawer. Enw:N_drawer_nl_ enw:H_refer to drawer_f_it:w:H_rivolgersi al traente_nl_ enw:H_drawer deceased_f_it:w:H_traente deceduto_nl_ enw:S_Refer to drawer.
Purdue Owl Writing Exercises
2 years ago. In which sentence does the verb agree with the subject? A. In that drawer were some blue pens. B. On the large platter was some fresh vegetables.