Grammar. Subject verb agreement.


Should it be lead or leads? Is the subject time or activities?

This question refers to the sentence: children don't spend time on outdoor activities because they watch TV or play computer games at home which leads to a sedentary lifestyle.
edited Apr 24 '14 at 07:09 Anne Ashworth New member

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It's a very awkward sentence, Anne. The subject of the sentence is children. But the verb (lead) doesn't relate to the subject. That would be "children lead." The verb doesn't relate to activities, either. That activities are described as outdoor ones. That doesn't lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Lead is referring to "watch TV and play computer games" which is not a subject. You need two sentences. Put a period after "home" and start the next sentence with, "This leads to... ."

link comment answered Apr 24 '14 at 13:40 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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