In informal writings, none, and both sometimes take on a plural veneer, when these pronouns are followed by a prepositional sentence that begins with. This is especially true for constructions that ask questions: “Did you read the two clowns on the order?” “Do you both take this seriously?” Burchfield calls this “a conflict between fictitious agreement and real agreement.” * 11. The singular form of the verb is normally reserved for units of measure or tense. In this example, the jury acts as a single entity; Therefore, the verb is singular. This sentence refers to the individual efforts of each crew member. The Gregg Reference Manual provides excellent explanations of subject-verb correspondence (section 10:1001). For example, she writes every day. Exception: If you use the singular “she”, use plural forms. Example: the participant said he was satisfied with his work. A plural veneer is used with pronouns at the same time few, many and several, which are always plural: singular subjects related by “or”, “again”, “either. . .