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    one part singular, one part plural

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by victo, Jul 1, 2015.

    If a sentence has compound subjects -- one part singular, one part plural -- is the verb choice always plural? Are these two correct? Thank you.

    The managers and Sam are attending the meeting.

    Sam and the managers are attending the meeting.
     
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    Yes, but even if you said, the manager and Sam, the verb would still be plural.
     
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    Thank you, GingerCoffee.
     
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    Because the subject is comprised of a minimum of two individuals, so is plural...you could replace the manager and Sam with they.
     

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