Also there are no connections between the following rules they are distinct *** * exceptions: more; most; any; all; none; some, look at the object of the preposition in this case. If have two objects of prepositions, then agree with the first. usually word order is svo: even if reversed, verb must agree with the real subject, first locate the main verb and then ask yourself who is doing the action to identify the subject. subject may be a compound thus use plural. In cases of there was an a and a b : the verb agrees with the first item, not the compound. A computer and a copier were : compound noun because have two items thus plural, versus there was a computer and a copier . singular here because use of there and here and the first item was singular. considered a unit, acting in unison, taking singular verbs.