8. Names such as scissors, pliers, pants and scissors require plural obstruction. (These things are done in two parts.) Note: The word dollar is a special case. When we talk about a sum of money, we need a singular, but if we refer to the dollars themselves, a plural abrasing is necessary. A third group of indeterminate pronouns adopts either a singular or a plural, depending on the importance of the pronouns in the sentence. Look at them closely. Shouldn`t Joe be followed by what, not were, since Joe is singular? But Joe isn`t really there, so let`s say we weren`t there. The sentence demonstrates the subjunctive mind used to express hypothetical, desiring, imaginary, or objectively contradictory things. The subjunctive connects singular subjects to what we usually think of as a plural rush. This sentence refers to the individual efforts of each crew member.