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Time And Tide Wait For None Subject Verb Agreement

According to Ngram, waiting is about 10 times more popular than the wait time and since about 1850, and this does not subtract the huge number of waits that actually illustrate the difference between the two versions (and the errors of use of wait times). We must not delay or delay, as in Let`s get on the vote; Time and tide won`t wait, you know. This proverbial phrase, which alludes to the fact that human events or worries cannot stop the course of time or the movement of tides, appeared for the first time around 1395 in Chaucer`s prologue to the scribe`s account. The beginning, time and allitative tides, has been repeated over the years in various contexts, but today survives only in the proverb, which is often shortened (as above). But one of the first events of the proverb was in Andrew Barton`s The Disappointment or the Force of Credulity, in 1796, and Barton said, “Time and tide await no one.” Nature`s processes continue, no matter how much we want them to stop. The word tide meant “time” when this proverb was created, it was perhaps the alliteration of words that first appealed to people. Now the word tide is usually thought in this proverb regarding the sea, which certainly does not expect anyone. The rule of the verb-subject agreement is that the verb should match the subject in number and in person. A singular subject should have a singular verb and a plural subject should have a plural verb. If the subject of Si, IInd or IIIr is the person, the verb should be the same.

The usual materials we have belong to the third person, although first- and second-person materials are also common. In addition to pronouns, we also have singular and plural names as subjects and verbs can be “normal” verbs such as sitting, standing, walking, etc. Can we ask to resolve with these by replacing the pronouns with the substantive subjects: we know that the pronouns are me, you, him, you and he [singular] and we, you and them [plural]. Suppose the sentence is John [living/living] next door. Here we can see that the theme is “John” which we can replace with the Pronounon “He”. Then the sentence is: it [lives/lives] next door and goes through the tone that we can choose as the answer “life “. Then we assume that the sentence contains a plural subject as in: John and Tom [walk/walks] of the play. This is the theme of John and Tom, which we can replace with the plural pronoun “You.” By the sound of the sentence, the answer is: they come out of the room. Another example is that “John and Tom do not know/do not know] the answer which, by pronounsubstitution, becomes “you [don`t know/] don`t know the answer”.

So the answer is, “You don`t know the answer.” [If we do not want to go through the tone, then we have the usual rule of the verb-subject agreement, which states that third person Singulier Subjects take a verb that is pluralistic in form and third person in plural subjects take a verb that is in the cingular form, as in:There is football – you kick football]. But, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of the subject – verb rules agree because of the error of proximity that makes us choose a verb that has increased with the following topic and not the real topic as in: The use of credit cards [a/have]. This is the real theme “Use” and not “Credit Cards.” So if we replace a pronoun, we should choose the singular `es` and not the plural `you`. So the answer is, “It`s gained weight.” Similarly, in a phrase like “Time and Tide [wait/waits] for no-one,” we should remember that “Time and Tide” forms a single pair [is it an oxymoron?] So we should replace the singular “es” and not the plural “You” and choose the singular “wait” as the answer. The answer is that Time and Tide is not waiting.

 
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