In this example, the jury acts as a single entity; Therefore, the verb is singular. Rule 4. Sentences that begin here/there are structured differently. In this case, the subject comes according to the verb. Anyone who uses a plural bural with a collective must be precise – and consistent too. This should not be done recklessly. The following is the kind of flawed sentence we often see and hear today: the rule of thumb. A singular subject (she, Bill, car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural meeting takes a plural verb. Note: The following sentences are also considered collective nouns and therefore singular subjects. Rule 2. Two singular subjects, which are connected by or by or, or, or, or not, neither/nor connected, require a singular verb. The subject number can be singular and plural.