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More Questions for Our Grammar Experts

Posted by Conni Eversull   Jul 24, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Here are some more questions we've received from readers who are unsure about something they're writing. See their questions and test yourself against our experts.

After you've completed your answers, please click the link at the bottom of the post to see our Grammar Experts' answers.


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Topics: possessives, plural or singular verb, writing

Determining Numbers in a Series

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Jun 13, 2012 5:30:00 AM

We often find mismatched subjects and verbs in even the most smartly edited client documents. But that's why we're here! Check out this week's post on the subject.

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Topics: numbers, plural or singular verb, conjunctions, plural

Subjects Joined by "And"

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Feb 8, 2011 5:30:00 AM

We see confusion reign when it comes to multiple subjects in sentences. Let's refer to some cogent advice from The Gregg Reference Manual:

If the subject consists of two or more words that are connected by and or by both...and, the subject is plural and requires a plural verb.

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Topics: singular verb, multiple subjects, plural or singular verb

Confused by or and nor?

Posted by Julie DeSilva   Apr 6, 2010 5:00:00 AM

One of the common errors we see in our customers' documents is the misuse of the singular or plural of a verb following or or nor in the subject.

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Topics: plural or singular verb

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