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Billiards is a very difficult game.
Billiard is a very difficult game.

Billiards, draughts, darts are always plural, but are followed by verbs in the singular.

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A large supply of toys are expected.
A large supply of toys is 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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Ten sheep are grazing the field.
Ten sheeps are grazing the field.

Sheep, deer, salmon, and a few other nouns have the same form for singular and plural. We say one sheep or ten sheep.

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I want to buy three dozen eggs.
I want to buy three dozens eggs.

(A dozen = 12): I'd like to buy a dozen eggs. When dozen isn't preceded by a numeral (like three) or by a we use the plural form: There were dozens of eggs

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Mathematics are not easy to learn.
Mathematics is not easy to learn.

The names of sciences and subjects ending in -ics (like mathematics, physics, politics, gymnastics) generally take a singular verb.

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