(Technically, this is the singular subject of the game of objects in the subjunctive atmosphere: it was Friday.) Normally, his upbringing would seem terrible to us. However, in the second example of expressing a question, the conjunctive atmosphere is correct. Note: The subjunctive mind loses ground in spoken English, but should still be used in formal speech and writing. 5. Subjects are not always in question in front of verbs. Be sure to identify the subject accurately before opting for the right verb form. Plural subjects separated by either. Or not. Again, both. and take everyone except a bural. What would a grammar lesson be without a few exceptions to the rule? Let`s look at some of the most notable exceptions: singular subjects need singular verbs, while plural subjects require plural verbs.