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Subject/Verb Agreement, Part II

2014 April 29
by Fay Lamb

GrammarContinuing the discussion on Subject/Verb Agreement, have you ever realized that when you use here and there that these words are not subjects? Let’s look at the following sentences:

There are so many books I don’t know which to choose.

Here is the book I wish to buy.

In the first sentence, there points to the subject many books (plural) so a plural verb is used.

In the second sentence, here points to one book, so the singular form of the verb is necessary.

 

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