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In an email I wrote :

Attached is my thoughts.

And then thought about it.

My attachment is a singular attachment. My thoughts are in the plural, within the single attachment.

But the very fact that I thought about it makes me wonder if this is one of those occasions when, whatever the formal and technical condition may be, the psychology of the statement overrides.

Any thoughts ?

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Grammatically speaking, as far as I know:

"Attached are my thoughts."

Same as "My thoughts are attached." (That's simple present tense in passive).

Or better

"Find attached my thoughts."

But

"Attached is my document"

same as:

"My document/ file is attached"

or better:

"find attached my document.

  • While I agree, why? – psosuna Oct 29 '18 at 16:26
  • @psosuna: subject/verb agreement. – Wordster Oct 29 '18 at 17:21
  • @Wordster No, I know why, but is it in the answer? – psosuna Oct 29 '18 at 17:25
  • @psosuna: sorry, I don't understand your question. – Wordster Oct 30 '18 at 15:35
  • @Wordster Sorry, I'll be clear: I agree with this answer, but it doesn't answer the reason why this is the answer. We both know it's because of subject/verb agreement with respect to pluralization, but since it's a string of examples, I'm not sure that the answer is really answering the question by explaining rather than answering by example. – psosuna Oct 30 '18 at 17:17
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Definition of “thought” - Cambridge Dictionary with grammatical numbers:

the act of thinking about something to form ideas and opinions, or an idea or opinion produced by thinking:

As in:

[ U ] I have given this matter considerable thought.

[ C ] Do you have any thoughts on what we should do now?

and

[ C ] Attached are my thoughts

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An easy way to find the answer here is to shift the words - "My thoughts are attached."

"Attached" isn't plural or singular. This may have been a different question if you used the word attachment, but, as it stands, the word thoughts is the only possible subject of the sentence.

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