Questions tagged [agreement]

For questions about how words change depending on other words in a sentence. Also called concord.

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Verb agreement with two gerunds as subject

I would like to know which of the following sentences is correct: Translating and adapting texts for different audiences composes the key of this theory Translating and adapting texts for different ...
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Can you say “what was —- a reaction to?”

If I mean to ask the main causes of something, so I want to know what something reacted to, can I say “what was the war a reaction to?”? It sounds pretty weird to me... I’d rather say “what did the ...
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singular noun-verb agreement with superlative adjective

Is the noun-verb following sentence correct?: "Most metaphysics has been determined by it." I thought that with the superlative adjective 'most', the subject is made plural; but can it also be ...
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Nouns following the verb “turn”

I am wondering why we use a singilar noun in the following construction: -The two brothers turned "terrorist". Is there any explanation for using the singular form?
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“What Seem” vs “What Seems” with plural

I have prayed what seem like the same prayers for so long. OR I have prayed what seems like the same prayers for so long.
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Is or Are subject verb agreement

I have a question in subject verb agreement. Which one below is correct Lazy riding, fast walking and long jumping are just the way of who they are. Lazy riding, fast walking and long jumping is ...
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“are each” + singular/plural noun?

The boxes are each containers of uniquely colored balls. So, to get two balls of the same color, two boxes need to be opened. or The boxes are each a container of uniquely colored balls. So, to ...
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Synesis of gender

Synesis is defined in Wiktionary as A grammatical construction in which a word takes the gender or number not of the word with which it should regularly agree, but of some other implied word: ...
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What's the correct verb to be used?

would I say: Having a suitable Tone, Pace and Volume is or are integral to ensuring excellent quality over the phone.
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“This assignment is for the full term of the assigned rights” - meaning

I try to understand what does "This assignment is for the full term of the assigned rights" mean in the following paragraph: The Consultant hereby assigns to the Client all of its Intellectual ...
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1-1 correspondence

This case really bothers me while I am speaking. Here is the situation: I have a group of four students. Each has the textbook named "Gandhi Readers". So, there are four textbooks, yet there is only ...
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members get to train their ability/abilities to

"Members get to train their ability to..." "Members get to train their abilities to..." The first one sounds more "natural", but how am I supposed to explain this in terms of agreement? By the way ...