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In what ways did the points made by the writer in the introduction contradicts her conclusion?

(in the question listed above, shouldn't "contradicts" be written as "contradict" - since we are referring to the "points" made by the writer?)

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Yes; it should be contradict because points is plural. –  Andrew Leach Mar 18 at 13:45
    
Elliott, please elaborate - thank you. (Grammarly accepted "contradict" as correct) - OK, I understand (simplify) - unless, the focus is "points"? –  Chris Mar 18 at 13:46
    
@Chris Simplify; Does the introduction contradict her conclusion? –  Elliott Frisch Mar 18 at 13:48

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Simplifying the sentence...

In what ways did the points made by the writer in the introduction contradicts her conclusion?

Take out adjectival phrases:

In what ways did the points [made by the writer] [in the introduction] contradicts her conclusion?
In what ways did the points contradicts her conclusion?

Simplify "In what ways"; simplify "her conclusion":

How did the points contradicts it?

Contradicts must be wrong, as it should be an infinitive form.

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Thanks, Andrew. –  Chris Mar 18 at 14:40
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No, even if it were point, it would be contradict. –  Peter Shor Mar 18 at 16:05
    
@PeterShor Ooh. Yes. It's an infinitive with an auxiliary verb. –  Andrew Leach Mar 18 at 16:54

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