Achieving goals like opening a business, buying a home or going on dream vacation, require a basic method of savings to make it happen.

My question is is this verb form correct? Or should it be requires instead? What's the grammar topic here? Please explain.

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    The subject is the act of achieving.... a singular subject.
    – user 66974
    May 31, 2019 at 18:10

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The subject of this sentence is "Achieving goals", and it is singular. The examples you mention do not make your subject plural. Therefore, it would be "requires". This is subject-verb agreement but should also fall under the gerund (achieving is a verb that operates as a noun) category.

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