(i) The classroom furniture was new (ii) The classroom furniture is new (iii) The furniture in the classroom is new (iv) The furniture in the classroom is/was new rule 8: with words that indicate rooms – for example, many, a majority, some, all – rule 1, which is indicated earlier in this section, is reversed, and we move on to the noun afterwards. If the noun is singular, use singular verbage. If it is plural. We use a plural code. Example Rule 6: In sentences that begin with here or there, the real subject follows the verb. Examples Rule 5a: Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words like with, as well as, next to it, not, etc. These words and phrases are not part of the topic. Ignore them and use a singular if the subject is singular. Examples 2. .