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How do you reverse the following sentence so that the subject agree with their verb............?

  • The president as well as his assistant have declined every comment.

  • The government’s reason for this events are unclear.

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You need to expand your question considerably. WHy reverse, when you can just fix the agreement, if necessary. –  Mitch Apr 7 '13 at 18:06

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For the first sentence, you must say either:

The president, as well as his assistant, has declined to comment.

or

The president and his assistant have declined to comment.

For the second:

The government's reasons for {this event / these events} are unclear.

The phrase "{this event / these events}" seems a little strange to me, but there's no context, so it might be fine.

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