I was solving some general questions about plural and singular. Then I came across a specific type of questions that have a hard time understanding.
Peter and Danny (is/are) going on a walk. --> here we use 'are' because the subject of the sentence is "Peter AND Danny"
Peter, along with 100 other village people, walks. --> here, we use "walk's'" because the subject of the sentence is Peter(singluar).
But the problem here is, why is the subject of the first sentence plural, while the subject of the second sentence is singular? Both of the sentences seem to talk about more than one person doing the action (walking), and yet, the subject of the first sentence is pleura, and the subject of the second sentence is singular...
Is it because of the difference between 'and' and 'along with'? If so, what happens if I use 'with', 'or', 'combined with', and so on? In what situation, does the thing become singular or plural?
I know that 'each, every, any, group of people' these types of words and phrases are singular. But if there are other nouns or phrases that I may be confused (like the one written above), it would be very nice if you could mention or talk about such additional things, as it would help me learn more about subject verb agreement. Thank you!