Well, the sentence below, in the evaluation, has an object/conflict when your rule above is applied. Percentages are expressed in numbers, unless they appear at the beginning of a sentence. Our blog “Subject and Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns” says: “The fractions and percentages, like the team and staff, can be either singular or plural, depending on the purpose of the preposition.” The object of the penalty is 50%. The purpose of the preposition is a sum of money. The Chicago Manual of Style says: “For measurements, money or other quantities, if the articles form a whole that should not be shared, use a singular verb.” Let the students follow the outline of the finger. Let the students follow the outlines with their fingers. Note that in our Rule 6, the “subject and verb contract” says: “Usually use a plural with two or more subjects if they are adorned and connected.” There are exceptions to this rule when subjects or names form in the sentence a unity or unity, a collective idea or a unity of the idea. (They called it “the same” but it may be too restrictive.) For example, we have seen where a singular verb is used with two themes, which are used by “peanut butter and jelly is my favorite snack,” “Profit and loss is important for any business” and “spaghetti and meatballs fit well with garlic bread.” In these cases, the interpretation of “unity of the idea” essentially belongs to the author of the sentence. In the face of this, either “loss of life and serious injury in the sky is unacceptable” or “loss of life and serious injury in the sky is unacceptable.” It`s a little late in the day, I know. I do not know if this has ever been mentioned or if it is because I am English, but the whole basis of the author`s assertion is fundamentally wrong.
You cannot simply extract the word “one” from the expression to which it is inseparably bound, and call it the subject just because it suits them. As we know, the subjects can be more telling. The topic here is an example: “One in four people in the world” is the subject. You can`t just take the first word and call it the subject and the rest of the prepositional words. Could you write this sentence without “four people in the world” and keep a sense of its meaning? No no. Since there are not only four people in the world, one in four people is more than one, making it the plural. Therefore, “are” should be used, not “is.” To complete the sentence above, I am considering employing a lawyer rather than lawyers. I am here in loss because I cannot say whether the subject should be singular or plural, because there is no other indication of the form of the name in the sentence. If a person`s name ends in s, we must add it for the plural.