10 Important Verb Rules With Example Sentences Part-2

Verb RulesWe are providing 10 most Important Verb Rules which are helpful to solve error spotting problems asked in the examination like IBPS PO, SBI PO, CAT, SSC and other exams. If you are looking to improve your English grammar you need to learn these Verb Rules.

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Here are 10 Important Verb Rules:-


When the subject is hidden, the position of the verb in the clause begins with ‘As’ and ‘Then’.

Example Sentences-

  1. They played well as it was expected.
  2. He came on time as it was hoped.
  3. There were more people than it was expected.
  4. The people have eaten more than it was expected.


When negative ideas come in a noun clause with the verbs “Imagine, Think, Believe, Suppose” we should make the principal clause in negative.

Example Sentences-

  1. I don’t think he will able to do it.
  2. He doesn’t suppose she will pass.
  3. I can’t imagine he can play cricket.
  4. We can’t believe they came before us.


When two or more subjects are joined by “nothing but, except, rather than, and not, along with, together with, as well as, like, unlike, in addition to, with” the verb is used according to the first subject.

Example Sentences-

  1. Nothing but the best will be taken.
  2. The coach and not his student has been felicitated for good work.


When two or more subject are connected by “not only-but also, neither nor, either or, none-but”, the verb will be according to the nearest subject.

Example Sentences-

  1.  Neither he nor his father was found present in the home.
  2. One or two pens are needed in the examination.


When plural nouns explain specific “amount, sum, time, quantity, distance, period” as a bunch the verb will be singular.

Example Sentences-

  1. Five-kilometers is not a long distance.
  2. Twelve-hours time is a long period.


The expression “many a/an, more than one” should be followed by a singular noun as well as a singular verb.

Example Sentences-

  1. Many a match has recently taken place in this stadium.
  2. More than one man was going to the tour.


The inverted form of the verb is used when the sentence is introduced by an adverb and when the verb is meant to express a wish or prayer.

Example Sentence-

  1. So early she woke up in the morning that all were surprised.
  2. No sooner he came on the ground than he started playing.


The uses of causative verbs like have, cause, get etc

Example Sentences-

  1. He made his friend play football.
  2. Thay caused him to go outside the room.
  3. We had a group broken.


The verb used in the singular form when two singular nouns refer to the same person denoted by one article.

Example Sentences-

  1. The collector and district magistrate is taking a seven-day leave from his duty.
  2. Bread and butter is the basic thing that a person needs in his daily life.
  3. Time and tide wait for none.


When the sentence begins with ‘it’ the verb will be according to the subject ‘it’.

Example Sentences-

  1. It is I who am working for the country.
  2. It is the students who are the future of the nation.

These are the 10 basic but important Verb rules. Learn all the verb rules to improve your English grammar.

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