When gerunds are used as the subject of a sentence, they take the singular form of the verb. However, if they are related by “and”, they take the plural form. When a gerund or infinitive arrives as a subject, the verb will always be singular. 10. Use plural verbs with inverted subjects (which begin with the expletif there and not with the subject itself) that contain plural nouns: 8. Use plural or singular verbs, depending on the form of the subject closest to the verb, with compound subjects containing nor or gold: 20. . . .