"Occasionally, I receive requests that does not meet our requirements" - "does not" or "do not" should be used in this context?

  • The relative pronoun 'that' does not imply any quantity, but its antecedent 'requests' is a plural noun, which governs agreement of the verb 'do', so "do not" is correct.
    – AmI
    Apr 5, 2018 at 21:02

1 Answer 1


"do not" is correct. It must agree with "requests." You can test it by saying "the requests do not meet our requirements."

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.