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PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS

FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION

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EUOUAE
PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS

 is an alleged lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust found in
volcanoes. It was originally coined as an instance of the longest English word. The
more general and widely used term for this condition, commonly found among miners,
is pneumoconiosis.
FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION

is "the act or habit of estimating or describing


something as worthless.

The longest word in the English language consisting


of all the vowel letters excluding the vowel letter “E”.
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The longest word in the English language with NO


repeated letters.
EUOUAE

 is a mnemonic which was used in medieval music to denote the sequence of


tones in the "seculorum Amen" passage of the hymn Gloria Patri. According
to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the longest word in the
English language which is made up of nothing but vowels; it is also the
English word with the most consecutive vowels.
Subject-Verb
Agreement
“The dishes in the kitchen is dirty.”

“The dishes in the kitchen ARE


dirty.”
1. A compound subject joined by AND usually
requires a plural verb.

Example: Mr. Enriquez and Mr. Mendoza are owners


of a shopping mall.

EXEMPTION: when the items of a compound


subject joined by AND refer to the same person
or thing or together represent a single unit or
idea, a singular verb is required.
2. A compound subject joined by or, nor, either . .
. or, neither . . . nor requires a singular verb if
each word in the compound subject is singular.

Example: Neither GMA nor ABS-CBN has the right to


question the order of the court.

Note: when the items of the compound subject


joined by or, nor, differ in numbers or in person,
the verb agrees with the nearer subject.
3. Intervening expressions like AS WELL AS, IN
ADDITION TO, NO LESS THAN, WITH,
TOGETHER WITH, BESIDES, ALONG WITH, IN
COMPANY WITH, ACCOMPANIED BY,
INCLUDING, and others do not affect the
number of the subject.

Example: Will, together with Melai, is going to


Baguio.
4. Nouns plural in form but singular in meaning
such as ECONOMICS, GALLOWS,
MATHEMATICS, MEASLES, CIVICS, MUMPS,
PHYSICS, NEWS, etc. requires a singular verb.

Example: Meningitis is a dreadful disease.


5. Some nouns like PANTS, TROUSERS, JEANS,
SHEARS, SCISSORS, TWEEZERS, and
PLIERS are always plural.

Example: Pliers are often used by technicians.


6. When collective noun such as AUDIENCE,
ARMY, CLASS, COMMITTEE, COMPANY,
FAMILY, FLOCK, SWARM, GROUP, HERD,
JURY, TEAM, denotes a collection regarded as a
unit, it requires a singular verb. When it refers to
persons or things included in the collection, it
requires a plural verb.

Examples:
7. Indefinite nouns, pronouns, and adjectives such
as EACH, EVERY, ANOTHER, ANY, ONE,
EITHER, NEITHER, ANYONE, EACH ONE,
EVERYONE, SOMEONE, NO ONE, ANYBODY,
EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, SOMETHING, are
singular and requires a singular verb.

Example:
Someone has to deal with the problem.
Note: ALL, NONE and SOME may take either a
singular or a plural verb according to their
meaning.

Example:

All delegates have arrived.


8. Nouns denoting quantity and amount such as
NUMBER, HALF, PART, PORTION, and PLENTY
may take a singular or plural verb according to
their meaning.

Examples:
4. A number of books were destroyed during
the flood.
9. THERE IS, THERE WAS and THERE HAS
BEEN should be used when the subject that
follows is singular; THERE ARE, THERE WERE,
THERE HAVE BEEN, when the subject that
follows is plural.

Examples:
4. There is a man in the gate.
10. Fractions take a singular verb if the object of
the following OF-Phrase is singular; they take a
plural verb if the object of the following OF-
Phrase is plural.

Examples:
4. One-half of the class is out for an activity.
5. Two-fourths of the pie has been eaten by
11. Quantities and sums or multiples of numbers
when expressing a single idea may take a
singular verb.

Example:
4. Eleven times two is twenty-two.
5. Three kilometers is a requirement to finish
the marathon.
QUIZ
In a ½ C sheet of paper, copy and
answer the following sentences.
Underline the correct verb to make the
1. All of us (was, were) ready to leave at five o’clock.
2. Either Ester or her cousins (is, are) mistaken.
3. Twelve inches (is, are) equivalent to 1 foot.
4. His pants (is, are) torn.
5. (There is, There are) men who usually smoke.
6. The news (is, are) all about the feast of the
Immaculate.
7. He or she (is, are) right.
8. Peter, as well as Myla, (is, are) afraid.
9. Melai and Mitch (is, are) both actresses in a
theater.
10. One-fourth of the pizza (was, were) eaten by Mark.