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    dillseed Active Member

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    S-V Agreement

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by dillseed, Dec 23, 2014.

    Are these correct?

    Are John and Lynn coming?
    I say .

    John or Lynn is/are coming.
    (I say "is" is correct here.)

    John and Lynn are coming.
    I say .

    He and Mike hate each other.
    I say .

    Good?

    Thanks.
     
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    All present and correct. I've rephrased each sentence to show how I'd work out whether it's plural or singular.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Subject/verb agreement is fine, but your punctuation isn't.

    "Are John and Lynn coming?" I say.

    "John and Lynn are coming," I say.

    "He and Mike hate each other," I say.
    And, "John or Lynn is coming," is an awkward sentence:

    Either John or Lynn is coming.
    ;)
     

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