Verbs (phrasals) in two parts (expressions) – This resource provides an overview and lists of phrasal/two-part abrasions. Irregular Verbs – This handout contains a list and discussion of frequent irregular verbs. To use adjectives and adverbians – This resource provides basic policies for the use of adjectives and adverbs. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. 7. Nouns such as civics, mathematics, dollars, measles and short stories require singular verbs. 3. If a compound subject contains both a singular and plural noun or a pronoun connected by or by or nor, the verb must correspond to the part of the subject closer to the verb. 10.