how to change this? what is wrong?

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When this desire are not met, the feeling of alienation and emptiness set in.
asked Jan 20 '14 at 03:49 Tien New member

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'Desire' is the subject and is singular. You need to use the singular verb, 'is'.  You state two feelings, so 'feeling' should be plural.


When this desire is not met, the feelings of alienation and emptiness set in.

link comment answered Jan 20 '14 at 11:34 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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