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Singular or plural?

Would it be "make" or "makes" in this case:

I believe my experience in program management and evaluation, along with my Master’s degree in Sociology with a specialization in migration, makes/make me an ideal candidate for this position.

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  • makes would be the right word – Archie Azares Mar 13 '18 at 5:07
  • You can replace my experience in program management and evaluation, along with my Master’s degree in Sociology with a specialization in migration with third person "it". – Boondoggle Mar 13 '18 at 8:08
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TL;DR: "Makes" would be correct.


The word "makes" is correct in this context, as you are using it to describe an uncountable noun (experience) and, separately, a countable singular noun (degree).

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“Makes” is correct because the commas after “evaluation” and “migration” are bracket commas. The sentence must still be grammatically correct if you remove them and the words between them.

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