|We've had some money.||We haven't had any money.|
|I was talking to someone.||I wasn't talking to anyone.|
|They sometimes visit us.||They rarely (never/seldom) visit us.|
|He has arrived already.||He hasn't arrived yet.|
|Li is coming too.||Li isn't coming either.|
|Both of us are going.||Neither of us are going.|
|He likes both of them.||He doesn't like either of them.|
如：My wife likes classical music very much and so do I. 我的妻子非常喜爱古典乐，我也是。
She doesn't like jazz and neither do I. 她不喜欢爵士乐，我也不喜欢。
如：One must do one's best to increase production. 员工必须尽全力增加生产力。
Everybody talked at the top of his/their voice. 每个人都用自己最大的声音讲话。
If anyone calls, tell him I'll be back in a moment. (him也可用him or her代替) 如果有人打电话过来了，告诉他我等会儿就回来。
在写作中，如果表示不定的人，可以用you, we, one等，需要注意的是：同一篇文章中，只用同一个不定代词，而且所有格要与其一致。
1. 当主语由either...... or. neither...... nor , not only ...... but(also) 或or连接时，谓语动词通常和最临近的那个主语一致。
例如：Either you or he is to do the work. 不是你就是他来做这件事。
Not only you but also Tom often comes late to class. 不光是你，汤姆上课也迟到。
Neither the children nor the teacher knows anything about it. 孩子们和老师都不知道这件事。
2. 当there be结构后面有并列主语时，谓语也和最临近的那个一致。
如：There is a dictionary and many books on the table. 桌子上有一本词典和许多本书。
There are ten chairs and a table in the house. 屋子里有十把椅子和一张桌子。
Here is a pen, a few envelopes and same paper far you. 这儿有一支笔，几个信封和一些纸给你。
如：Where is your mother and sisters? 你妈妈和你姐妹到哪儿去了?
Is your sister and her husband coming to see you? 你姐姐和姐夫要来看你吗?
One in ten are expected to take part in the contest. 预计每十个人就有一个要来参加这次比赛。
3. 做主语的名词或代词后接with，together with，along with，as well as等短语时，谓语动词一般和前面名词或代词一致。这些短语前后可用可不用逗号。
如：A woman with a baby is coming to the hospital. 一个妇女抱着个婴儿正向医院走来。
The girl, as well as the bays , has learned to drive a car. 这个姑娘和那些那孩子一样也学会了开汽车。
His opinion and mine are different. 他的观点和我的是不同的。
Bob and Peter are deadly rivals. Bob和peter是死对头。
What she says and what she does are totally different. 她说的和做的完全不同。
Bread and milk has been my breakfast for years. 牛奶面包多年来一直是我的早餐。
Her lawyer and old friend is going to marry her.她的律师和老朋友要娶她。
All this effort and sacrifice has come to nothing. 所有这些努力和牺牲都白费了。
由and连接的单数主语分别有many a，ever y，each，no修饰时，动词用单数。
如：During the holidays, every train and every plane was crowded.假期期间每列火车及每架飞机都非常拥挤。
No boy and no girl has the right to refuse education. 男孩和女孩都没有拒绝教育的权利。
Man a man and man a woman was moved b this picture。许多男男女女都被这幅画感动。
如：Swimming jogging and cycling are all goad farms of sports exercises.游泳、慢跑和骑自行车都是很好的运动形式。
To live to eat is not a very goad attitude toward life. 活着就是为了吃不是好的生活态度。
To live to eat and to eat to live are very different attitudes toward life.
例如:What he is doing is not clear yet他在干什么还不清楚
What he is doing and whether I know him are two different things.他在干什么和我是否认识他是两件不同的事。
What she told me is none of your business. 她和我说的什么用不着你管。
What she told me and what she told you are totally different things.
如：What I need buy now are four tea cups and a pair of sports shoes.
What were thought to be five dogs were actually five sheep.
3.集体名词family，class，crew(全体船员或机组人员)，crowd, group, committee, audience, government, public, team, staff, population等做主语时，若作为一个整体看待，后面谓语动词用单数; 如就其中每一个成员来考虑时，则用复数。
例如: My family is a big one.我家人多。
My family are all music lovers. 我全家人都爱好音乐。
Eighty percent of China\' s population are peasants. 百分之八十的中国人口是农民。
China has a huge population. 中国有众多的人口。
The population of China is the largest in the world. 中国的人口是世界上最多的。
People, police, cattle,(牛)，militia(民兵)，poultry(家禽)，vermin(害出)等作主语时，后面的动词要用复数。
4.不定代词either，neither，ever y，each，one，the other, another以及所有的复合不定代词作主语时，谓语动词只用单数，包括“every/each/no……and every/each/no……”作主语时。
如：Every/Each plane and every/each pilot is ready to take off.
No plane and no pilot is ready to take off.
Here are two books. Either of them is worth reading.
Neither of these two dictionaries contains this ward.
Everyone is here. No one is absent. 大家都到了，没有人缺席。
Somebody is using the phone. 有人在用电话。
I have two sisters. One is here, and the other is not here.
Each day is better than the one before. 一天比一天好。
Either day is OK. 两天中哪一天都行。
如：Twenty miles is a long way to walk. 走二十英里可是很长的一段路。
Ten years is a long time。十年很长。
Eight minutes is enough. 八分钟够了。
Twelve dollars is too dear. 十二美圆太贵了。
There are six silver dollars in each of the stacking. 每只袜子里有六个一美元的银币。
如：The old are well taken care of. 老人得到很好的照顾。
The beautiful is laved by all. 人人都爱美。
8. 如果主语由"a kind/sort/type of this kind/sort/type of +名词”组成，不管名词是单数还是复数，动词通常用单数。
如：This kind of man annoys me. =This kind of men annoys me. 这种人让我烦。
This kind of apple is very expensive. = This kind of apples is…这种苹果很贵。
类似的还有:a portion of(一部分)，a series of(一系列)，a pile of(一堆)，a panel of (一个小组委员会)，
如：A series of accidents has happened here. 这里发生过一系列事故。
9. means作“方法、手段”讲时，单复数同形，其前面有each, every, neither, either,等单数a念的定语时，谓语动词用单数;若有all, both，these等复数概念的定语时谓语动词用复数。
None of the means作主语时，谓语动词通常用单数。
如：There is/are no means of learning what is happening. 没法知道正在发生什么事。
No means is /are left untried. 没有没试过的方法了。
Every means is to an end. 每一种手段都能达到一种目的。
A bicycle is a means of transport. 自行车是一种交通手段。
All possible means have/Every possible means has been tried.所有的方法都试过了。