Nouns which look like plural but always take singular verb with them
Mathematics, physics, statics, news, ethics, linguistics, phonetics, politics, economics, statistics, measles, mumps,
rickets, billiards, darts, droughts, innings, etc.
Ex. (1) Mathematics is my favourite subject.
(2) The news given by him is not correct.
Nouns which are always followed by plural verb. Cattle, people, police, gentry, peasantry, electorate, nobility,
poultry, riches, odds, arms, fetters, pincers, tongs, sheers, binoculars, pliers, scissors, trousers, pants, trappings,
pyjamas, briefs, tights, shoes, etc.
Ex. (1) Cattle give us milk.
(2) The people of India are very generous.