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reviewed Close Cannot vs. Can Not
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on “Where have you been?” or “Where had you been?”
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on The use of “hey” in North America
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comment Can plural subject precede a single complement?
@Kris The verb in the first sentence isn't singular, which makes it unclear what is actually being asked.
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comment Window shopping - shop with the eyes only -Is the term applicable to online browsing (shopping) too
I rarely use the term window shopping; I'm just browsing, whether it's on a window or through a window.
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comment Can plural subject precede a single complement?
The verb in your first sentence is are, which is plural, and the subject, roles, is also plural. Verb agreement is with the subject, even for copulatives, and irrespective of the number of the objects or complements.
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reviewed Leave Open Abbreviation for fixed price of product sold in shops
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reviewed Close what does “I think it was par for the course” mean
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reviewed Close if, whenever or provided that in business agreement
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reviewed Edit and Reopen fused relatives versus interrogatives
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revised fused relatives versus interrogatives
improve quotation
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reviewed Close For which question would you answer“I'm very glad to say”?
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reviewed Reviewed Why do 'fine words butter no parsnips'?
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reviewed Leave Open Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature
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reviewed Close Life as these little kids know it
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comment Life as these little kids know it
Welcome to EL&U. This is a site for questions and answers about the English language for advanced users; it is not well-suited to taking suggestions for names. Please take the site tour and read through the help center for guidance.
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comment Lowercase w/ and w/o or W/ and W/O - which is better?
Related: Are “w/o”, “w/”, “b/c” common abbreviations?
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reviewed Close What am I giving, if I am giving: Clothing items, technology items, beauty items, recipes, knowledge and whatever else…a variety?
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comment Is there a different way of saying “Steam Engine Time”?
As links go bad over time, it's always a good idea to quote and attribute in addition to linking; indeed, a link-only answer is one of the pre-populated reasons for deletion votes.
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reviewed Reviewed Term for a shoe with a spring loaded spike