adding s on a verb

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What is correct? "While the earth spins" or "While the earth spin"

 

Also follow up questions, could you write "As the earth spins" or drop "the" and write "While earth spins"

 

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edited Sep 20 '13 at 07:47 boomguard New member

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Earth is singular, and it requires a singular form of the verb. Earth needs to be capitalized.  You should keep 'the' in the sentence.

 

While the Earth spins...

link comment answered Sep 20 '13 at 12:49 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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