1. If the different parts of the compound subject are connected by and by the interconnected, always use plural text. RULE2: The number of the subject (singular or plural) is not changed by words (or a sentence) that lie between the subject and the verb. Example: one of the boxes is opened. Here is the subject “one” and the verb “is” both singularly. The basic rule. A singular subject (she, Bill, car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural meeting takes a plural verb. If the conjunction “and” is replaced by / with / accompanied by / accompanied by / as well, the verb has no effect on the later part of these expressions. The words before these expressions are the subjects. VERB RULE OF THE SUBJECT #1 Two or more singular (or plural) subjects connected by a pluralistic subject, which act as a plural subject and take a plural verb (singular + singular = plural).