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All her money is kept in the bank.
All her money are kept in the bank.

Money is a singular noun and always takes a singular verb and pronoun.

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The class were divided in their opinions.
The class was divided in its opinion.

A collective noun usually takes a singular verb, but when it denotes the individual members of the group and not the group as a whole use a plural verb.

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There were thunders and lightnings.
There was thunder and lightning.

When only one thing is meant we say a clap of thunder and a flash or bolt of lightning.

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Yesterday we had fishes for dinner.
Yesterday we had fish for dinner.

Fish as food or in bulk (= large numbers) is always singular. We rarely use the plural form (fishes) which denotes fish individually: I caught three small fishes.

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A large supply of toys is expected
A large supply of toys are expected.

When the subject is singular, the verb must be singular and when the subject is plural, the verb must also be plural. Take care when a plural noun comes between a singular subject and its verb, as in the example above.

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