I was looking at the news and came across Alison Harcourt, who is an Australian grandmother still working as a tutor and mathematician from young (here).
I decided to make an anagram related to it, and after doing so, I am not sure it makes sense. Here it is:
The beautiful, ground-breaking Australian grandmother, Alison Harcourt. Says, "I've always loved numbers." Met a smile.
Mathematics (bounds, binomials, areas, values and formulae) greatly intrigue her. She's very old, but working. A natural!
Yes, I am aware that the first phrase changes from present tense to past tense, but am not concerned about that. What I am concerned about is this particular sentence:
Mathematics (bounds, binomials, areas, values and formulae) greatly intrigue her.
Ignoring the brackets, we get
Mathematics greatly intrigue her.
Which doesn't make sense. The word "intrigue" should have a plural.
Not ignoring the brackets, however, the sentence sounds okay.
So... is this sentence grammatically correct, or is it not?