Which verb form is correct?

"Supporting fundraisers, like this one, goes a long way."


"Supporting fundraisers, like this one, go a long way."

Is the verb pointing to 'fundraisers' or 'this fundraiser'?

  • 3
    I think the subject is "supporting". Singular. – GEdgar Sep 24 '17 at 13:36
  • Remove the parenthetical and it becomes clear. – Hot Licks Sep 24 '17 at 13:56
  • Eating cakes like this one are delightful??? – Edwin Ashworth Sep 24 '17 at 14:00
  • 1
    The point is that clausal subjects take singular agreement. – BillJ Sep 24 '17 at 18:05

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