RULE#7 => NO ONE + SINGULAR VERB
|RULE#6||WE REGARD A DISTANCE, A PERIOD OF TIME, A SUM OF MONEY AS ONE THING. A SINGULAR VERB IS USED.||five years (is, was, has)
three thousand pounds (is, was, has)
seven kilometres (is, was, has)
|RULE#7||WHEN WORDS LIKE THE FOLLOWING ARE USED AS SUBJECTS, THEY TAKE A SINGULAR VERB.||everybody, anybody, somebody, nobody, everyone, anyone, someone, no one, everything, something, nothing, neither, either, each.|
|RULE#8||THE FOLLOWING WORDS TAKE THE PLURAL FORM OF THE VERB.||both, few, several, some, all.|
|RULE#9||WHEN SUBJECTS ARE JOINED BY THE FOLLOWING CONJUNCTIONS THE VERB MUST AGREE WITH THE CLOSER SUBJECT.||Neither John nor Ann is
Neither Peter nor his cousins are
either ... or, not only ... but also
|RULE#10||PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES WHICH COME BETWEEN THE VERB AND SUBJECT DO NOT AFFECT AGREEMENT.||John as well as his sisters is working at this restaurant.
OTHER PHRASES: together with, except, along with, in addition to, including, especially.