The subject in this part of the sentence is “better to run with the cops.” Here, “best part” is the theme, while “running with the cops” is a prepositionphrase that changes “best part”. As “part” is singular, the subject is therefore in fact singular and should be accompanied by a singular verb, “is,” not “are.” The word there, a contraction of that, leads to bad habits in informal sentences as there are many people here today, because it is easier to say “there is” than “there is.” The theme of this sentence is “the president,” which is unique. Other board members are only added to information. The verb “make” should correspond to a singular theme. The corrected sentence reads: “The president of the college, along with other members of the board, makes decisions about the college`s finances, mission and education policy.” The rule of thumb. A singular subject (she, Bill, auto) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural subject takes on a plural verb. Anyone who uses a plural verb with a collective noun must be careful to be precise – and also coherent. This should not be done lightly. The following is the kind of erroneous phrase that one sees and hears these days: in this sentence, the plural verb “are” does not correspond to its singular theme “variation “.
The corrected sentence is: “The variation between the seasons is caused by the tilt of the planet; Summer takes place where sunlight hits the Earth more directly. Article 7. Use a singular verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc., if they are considered a unit. The theme “The Rich and The Celebrities” refers to many people and should be treated as plural. However, the verb “esiss” corresponds to a singular theme. The corrected sentence was: “Rich and famous often eat in the chic restaurants of Main Street.” Joe should not follow, was not, since Joe is unique? But Joe isn`t really there, so let`s say that wasn`t the case. The sentence shows the subjunctive mind used to express things that are hypothetical, desirable, imaginary or objectively contradictory.