wether subject verb agreement in the statement is corect

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Even I who is his brother does not know he married yesterday.

asked Jul 11 '13 at 18:19 Vincent Narh New member

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This is not correct.  The pronoun 'I' remains the subject of the linking verb, so you need to change 'is' to 'am'.

link comment answered Jul 12 '13 at 03:59 Ahmad Barnard Expert
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There are a few problems, here. As Ahmad mentioned, "is" needs to be changed to "am." But there is also the issue with the use of "does." The speaker clearly knows now that his brother has married, but married is a past-tense verb. You'll want to change that to "did."

 

 

The corrected sentence could read, "Even I, his brother, did not know he had married yesterday."  

link comment edited Jul 13 '13 at 09:10 Corrie New member

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