This sentence refers to the individual efforts of each crew member. The Gregg Reference Manual provides excellent explanations for the subject-verb agreement (section 10: 1001). 8. Names such as scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plural verbs. (There are two parts of these things.) 2. If two or more individual names or pronouns are bound by or even, use a singular verb. The theme of the sentence is the rays (plural head noun), hence the plural verb, are. 16. If two infinitives are separated by “and” they adopt the plural form of the verb.
She said that style guides don`t really deal with the subject supplement agreement. Verbs in contemporary form for third parties, s-subjects (him, them, them and all that these words can represent) have s-endings. Other verbs do not add s-endings. 14. Unspecified pronouns usually take individual verbs (with a few exceptions). 7. The verb is singular when the two subjects separated by “and” refer to the same person or the same thing as a whole. Here is a tip that should be useful: there are different conditions to take into account when deciding whether you are not singular or plural. Article 6. In sentences that begin here or there, the real subject follows the verb.
The first example expresses a wish, not a fact; Therefore, what we usually consider plural is used with the singular. (Technically, this is the singular theme of the object clause in the subjunctive mind: it was Friday.) Usually, it would look awful. However, in the second example, where a question is formulated, the spirit of subjunctive is true. Note: the subjunctive mind is losing ground in spoken English, but should nevertheless be used in speeches and formal writings. Article 3. The verb in either or either, or neither or the sentence is not closest to the name or pronoun. Neither the accountant nor his clients know the combination. There are a few occasions when we should use singular verbs. Expressions like everyone, everyone, everyone, person and person must be followed by a singular verb. 6. The words of each, each, neither, nor, nor, nor anyone, no one, no one, no one, no one, no one, no one, and no one are singular and do not require a singular verb. In the case of pronouns, he, they and he take a singular verb while you, we and they take a plural verb.
See also this SAT resource for the agreement between the applicants. It contains some of the same examples. (These examples are walking around, aren`t they?) There are a few occasions when we should use plurals. The question I will face most often in real life is which of the following questions is the right one: me or me? In other words, misinterpretation is possible both ways.