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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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Nothing's left, all is lost.
Nothing's left, all are lost.

All meaning everything, takes a singular verb, all meaning everybody, takes a plural verb: All of us are present.

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I'm glad that the news is good.
I'm glad that the news are good.

News, though plural in form, always takes a singular verb. If only one thing is meant we say a piece or an item of news: This Is a good piece of news.

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Keith complains that his wages are low
Keith complains that his wage is low.

Wages is a plural noun and takes a plural verb. We say: a living wage.

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There are some girls waiting outside
There is some girls waiting outside.

There is changes to there are if the noun that follows is the plural.

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