We use a singular verb after either, neither anyone, nor everyone, nor many. If two nouns are associated, the verb corresponds to the first noun. If two singular nouns are not connected by either of them. The verb is also not singular. News is countless nouns in English and, as such, follows a singular verb. 1. He asked me if any of the applicants were appropriate. 2. Each of these minerals is present in India. 3. Some men died at sea.
4. Either you or he is wrong. 5. Prisoners were not given food or water. 6. Physics is a branch of science. 7. The news is too good to be true. 8. Plutar`s life is an interesting story.
9. The committee presented its report. 10. Six miles is a long time. 11. Justice and mercy allow this. 12. The house with its contents was insured.
In the options listed in parentheses, select the correct answer to fill in the gaps.